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Willa Cather Foundation - Red Cloud Nebraska (NE)

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Willa Cather Foundation Events

Willa Cather Foundation Events

The Willa Cather Foundation holds a variety of events in Red Cloud annually, including several Opera House performances and gallery exhibitions, our Spring Conference, and the Prairie Writers' Workshop. A biennial International Cather Seminar and periodic symposia are also held in other locales that were relevant to Cather's life and work. Check this page often to see our upcoming events, conferences, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Don't forget the easiest way to keep up with our activities is to sign-up for our monthly electronic newsletter.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Art Gallery
Saturday, September 4, 2021 to Saturday, October 30, 2021
Brother and sister duo Kathleen Lohr and Rick Rasmussen present a unique view of Central Nebraska through portraiture and picture in "Plain Views: Pastel and Photography."
Opera House
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
A book and film discussion of this award-winning account of the legal strategies used by enslaved people to gain freedom.
Opera House
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
In honor of Veterans Day, join us for a discussion around military research and the poems in "One Small Photo," with Dr. Faber.
Art Gallery
Friday, November 5, 2021 to Tuesday, December 14, 2021
49 Minutes of Fame is an art exhibit celebrating the works of Native American pop artists, curated by Tom Farris and Todd Richardson.
Opera House
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prepare to get more than your share of kicks on this musical tour of Route 66! You’ll hear songs from Bach to Joplin, and learn how their music connects to this ramblin’ road.
Opera House
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us December 4, 2021, as Donovan Johnson brings Highball!, a 1950s-style tribute to the music of rock and roll sensation Jerry Lee Lewis, to the Red Cloud Opera House stage.
Art Gallery
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 to Wednesday, January 19, 2022
This charming exhibit features original illustrations from classic Caldecott award-winning children’s literature from the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Children’s literature expert Leonard S. Marcus will shed light on the life and work of illustrator Randolph Caldecott and the literary award that shares his name. Established in...
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Saturday, June 4, 2022
Our annual Spring Conference will explore the landscape of literary prizes as we mark the publication centenary of Willa Cather’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel One of Ours.
International Seminar
Thursday, June 23, 2022
The 18th International Cather Seminar will be held in Greenwich Village, the neighborhood where Cather lived between 1906-1932.
Past Events
Past Events
Opera House
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
In an encore performance, playing songs from the 1940s to the 21st century, Blue Plate Special is for those with a hearty appetite.
Art Gallery
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
The Red Cloud Opera House Gallery invites you to join us for an artist reception with Kathleen Lohr and Rick Rasmussen on Friday, October 15, at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm
Have you ever wondered what an archivist does, or how they care for old, sometimes priceless artifacts and documents? Have you ever thought about what entertainment looked like...
Special Events
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
We're pairing with our local wine bar, On the Brix, to bring you a special early autumn afternoon on the prairie!
Opera House
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Dr. Kelsey Squire will share methods of teaching Cather as framed in her new book, "Willa Cather: The Critical Conversation."
Opera House
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us as Dr. Reynolds discusses his new book, "Sensing Willa Cather: The Writer and the Body in Transition."
Art Gallery
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 3:00pm
Join us for an open house as we feature the work of Red Cloud-born artist Lynn Wolfe in a posthumous retrospective.
Opera House
Monday, August 2, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
In this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale brought to life by local students, Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger only to wake up five hundred years later in a rock ‘n...
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 6:00pm
Join us for a very special performance featuring area children in this exciting and innovative collaboration with Blixt Locally Grown and The Valley Child Development Center!...
Art Gallery
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 to Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The National Willa Cather Center is honored to remember the legacy of Red Cloud-born artist Lynn Wolfe in a posthumous retrospective.