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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...
Art Gallery
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Join us in the gallery for “Unique Expressions” a show by The Red Cloud Area Artist club. The title “Unique Expressions” has been selected for the show to portray the very...
Art Gallery
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 9:00am to Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
Ken Anderson was born and raised in Nebraska, and as a youth, enjoyed drawing and painting, receiving several awards for his artwork. He attended the University of Nebraska in...
Opera House
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
Lone Chimney's latest film, Home on the Range, has attracted both well-known actors and accomplished musicians. Featured in the film are the talents of Rance Howard, Buck Taylor,...
Art Gallery
Friday, March 23, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and conversation with Ken Anderson at the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery. Followed by the Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia, song cycle in...
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,...
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...
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 When critic Randolph Bourne heralded My Ántonia as the arrival of the...
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...

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Past Events
Past Events
Art Gallery
Monday, March 31, 2014
Currently on view in the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery is an exhibition by Lincoln artist, Gary Pummel. Mr. Pummel utilizes a painting technique where both the oil paints and the...
Sunday, May 11, 2014 -
12:00am to 4:00am
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Prairie Writers
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Prairie Writers' Workshop, to be be held May 14 - 18, 2014 in Red Cloud, Nebraska. This year, our workshop will be led by poet and editrix...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:00pm to Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 11:00pm
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Spring Conference
Thursday, June 5, 2014 to Saturday, June 7, 2014
Mapping Literary Landscapes: Environments and Ecosystems The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to welcome Clay Jenkinson, popular cultural commentator and host of NPR's, The...
Clay Jenkinson
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:15pm to Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:30pm
Mapping Literary Landscapes: Environments and Ecosystems The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to welcome Clay Jenkinson, popular cultural commentator and host of NPR's, The...
Opera House
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Taxi Driver, a 6-piece cover band hailing from Omaha, is back by popular demand at the Red Cloud Opera House. Bringing their uncanny ability to cover a wide variety of musical...
International Seminar
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:45pm
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona "Willa Cather: Canyon, Rock, & Mesa Country" June 16-22, 2013
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 3:00pm
Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Prairie Writers' Workshop, to be be held May 14 - 18, 2014 in Red Cloud, Nebraska. This year, our workshop will be led by poet and editrix...

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