An artist's viewpoint of a Missouri River expedition in 1832-34 is showcased at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts through Oct. 18.
The gallery is open special hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 21, for the AppleJack Festival.
The exhibition, called the Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition: Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832–1834, is organized by Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. It features the paintings and vivid recollection of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer.
Bodmer, who was an apprentice to a Swiss engraver, was recruited by naturalist Prince Maximilian of Wied for a two-year journey from St. Louis to Ft. McKenzie in Montana and further to the source of the Missouri River.
Paintings on display at the Nebraska City gallery include a depiction of the steamboat Yellow Stone on the river somewhere near modern day Bellevue.
This exhibition is made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel CharitableFoundation, Inc.