Opening gallery talk set for Karen and Robert Duncan collection

Karen and Robert Duncan of Lincoln, Nebraska, will present a gallery talk in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center at Hastings College this Friday, September 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments will follow the talk, which is free and open to the public.

The Duncan’s have spent decades building an internationally recognized contemporary art collection, from which they selected more than 20 sculptures to be on display as the inaugural exhibit in the main gallery of the college’s new art center.

Pieces include works by George Segal, Christo, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Nick Cave, Lesley Dill, Nam June Paik, James Surls and more than a dozen other renowned artists. The exhibit is available for viewing in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center during regular gallery hours through the academic semester, which ends mid-December.

The JDAC is located at 700 E. 12th Street, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

“We are very grateful for the kindness and generosity shown by Karen and Robert Duncan in sharing this work with our students and the entire community,” said Tom Kreager, professor and chair of the Hastings College Art Department. “We appreciate the time they put into selecting these works and their willingness to share their story with us.”

The Hastings College art gallery inside the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center is 1,100 square-foot in size and provides an impressive venue for a range of exhibitions by students, alumni and guest artists while serving as a teaching laboratory for anyone who wishes to explore art and engage the imagination.

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to

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