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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

No events scheduled at this time.

Past Events
Past Events
Opera House
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
As a young girl, Ántonia 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
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...
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
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...
"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...
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...

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