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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
Opera House
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
Transport yourself to the Colorado Rockies, Nebraska prairie, and beyond during our conversation with author Pam Houston! Join us as Houston shares excerpts from her book, Deep...
Opera House
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 7:00pm
Fronted by Mato Nanji, Indigenous plays a gritty, soulful, and rocking blues sound influenced by the likes of B. B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Special Events
Thursday, November 10, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022
We hope you'll join us in Taos, New Mexico, for a 3-day, 3-night excursion, November 10–13, 2022! We’ll explore the beautiful mountain town and the best of its historic and arts...
Opera House
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 7:00pm
Settle in for a fascinating author talk with Joe Starita about his book, A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Fleshe Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's...
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
Learn all about the interplay of sentimentalism and modernism in Willa Cather's work! Menlo College professor Lisa Mendelman will examine Cather's depiction of the modern woman's...
Opera House
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Paramount hits the Red Cloud Opera House stage playing high energy '80s anthems from Journey, REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, and much more!
International Seminar
Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Saturday, June 24, 2023
The 18th International Cather Seminar will be held in Greenwich Village, the neighborhood where Cather lived between 1906-1932.

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Past Events
Past Events
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Art Gallery
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 5:00pm
The National Willa Cather Center is excited to announce Crossroads: Change in Rural America , a Smithsonian Museums on Main Street exhibition, will be coming to our Red Cloud...
Opera House
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
A playlist that spans five decades and covers nearly every genre of music imaginable. Sing and dance to Lemon Fresh Day.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
Join us for a fascinating examination of the homesteader culture and prairie landscape featured in Willa Cather's novels as understood through the rise of populism in the region!...
"'The Bohemian Girl', A Travelling Company" | John Blake Bergers
Art Gallery
Saturday, January 22, 2022 to Saturday, February 12, 2022
The work of John Blake Bergers returns once more to our Red Cloud Opera House gallery with the addition of a newly acquired untitled painting of Blind d’Arnault! While the other...
Opera House
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Bring the whole family to the Red Cloud Opera House for a free screening of Jumanji! See our latest exhibit and visit with Santa Claus after the show!
Art Gallery
Friday, December 17, 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...
Opera House
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
Donovan Johnson brings Highball!, a 1950s-style tribute to the music of rock and roll sensation Jerry Lee Lewis.
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.
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.

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