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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
Special Events
Monday, January 1, 2018 to Monday, December 31, 2018
Various events will be taking place across the state and nation in celebration of the centennial publication of Willa Cather's My Ántonia . A special website has been set up for...
"Last Light" by Mary Merkel-Hess
Art Gallery
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 5:15pm
My Ántonia , Willa Cather's celebrated novel, continues to inspire the work of artists around the world. Complete and Great showcases the work of a number of regional and national...
International Seminar
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
Willa Cather’s Irish Connections Cather Symposium June 28–July 1, 2018 Limavady and Derry, Northern Ireland Directors: Willa Murphy, Ulster University, and Aaron Callan, Causeway...
Art Gallery
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 4:45pm
About Prairie Apothecary This body of work focuses on the plants, vistas and atmosphere of Cather’s prairie settings. Prairie plants were often medicinal for the pioneers and I...
Opera House
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
As a young girl, Antonia moves with her family to Black Hawk, Nebraska. Isolated and unable to speak the language, she is desperately alone- until she meets Jim, a young neighbor...
Art Gallery
Saturday, July 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join us for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and conversation with the artist at the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery. Followed by My Anton/ia by A.P. Andrews. Tickets are required for...
Opera House
Friday, August 3, 2018 -
3:00pm to 7:30pm
Two Showtimes: Friday, August 3rd at 3 p.m. Firday, August 3rd at 7:30 p.m. ALICE IN WONDERLAND Music by David W. Simmons Lyrics by Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and David W...
Special Events
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
“She was nearly as strong as I”: Being Woman in the Workplace Come to the August meeting of the Panhandle Business and Professionals for a special session on the life and work of...
Opera House
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Hardened and Tempered: hard enough to hold an edge; soft enough not to break. Austin-based duo Kristin Davidson and (Red Cloud native) Carolyn Phillips live that balance and...
Special Events
Sunday, September 16, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Author and Cather scholar Sue Hallgarth will read from and speak about her book, Death Comes (2017), a part of the Edith Lewis and Willa Cather mystery series. Set in San...

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Past Events
Past Events
Art Gallery
Friday, June 1, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and drinks while meeting the artists behind the Complete and Great exhibit now showing in the Red Cloud Opera House Art Gallery. The artists’ reception...
Special Events
Friday, June 1, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
“Black Hawk, the new world in which we had come to live”: Stories from the Red Cloud Community A special session of the 63rd Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference will focus on...
Spring Conference
Thursday, May 31, 2018 to Saturday, June 2, 2018
“Here at Last is an American Novel”: Celebrating 100 Years of My Ántonia Red Cloud, NE | May 31–June 2, 2018 Conference registration has closed. However, the following events are...
Opera House
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
It has been a busy year for Lucas Hoge, he was named by Rolling Stone as a new Country Artist to watch, he had a song go to #1 on the CMT 12 Pack for an unprecedented 7 week, his...
Friday, April 27, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
The Cather Foundation welcomes author and landscape designer Benjamin Vogt of Monarch Gardens, LLC, to the Red Cloud Opera House on Friday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. as part of the...
Special Events
Saturday, April 7, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Willa Cather’s My Ántonia solidified her growing esteem as a keen observer of the American experience of migration and settlement and as a pioneering artist when it was published...
Special Events
Saturday, April 7, 2018 -
5:00am to 3:00pm
Join the Willa Cather Archive in partnership with the Willa Cather Foundation, Audubon Nebraska, and the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary for an ecotourism event...
Opera House
Saturday, March 31, 2018 -
11:00am to 2:30pm
The Red Cloud Opera House is excited to present Wonder on Saturday, March 31 st , at 11:00 a.m. The film follows August Pullman, a boy with Treacher Collins syndrome, as he tries...
Opera House
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Join us for the Red Cloud premiere of a song cycle commissioned by the Cather Project, Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia. Prairie Songs is an hour long song cycle with piano,...
Art Gallery
Friday, March 23, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and conversation with Ken Anderson and view his Freehand exhibit at the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery. About the artist: Ken Anderson was...

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