'Friends and Colleagues' exhibition on display at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery
calendar icon17 Jan 2018
Lincoln, Neb.--Lincoln, Neb.—“Friends and Colleagues: Work from Emeriti, Lectures and Staff” is on display through Jan. 26 at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.
Running concurrently with the exhibition is a special display of some of Myers B. “Bud” Cather’s artwork and information about his life. An endowment newly established and recently announced in memory of Cather, a distinguished commercial artist, advertising executive and Air Force bomber pilot, will create new opportunities for students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.
A distant relative of famed author Willa Cather, Cather studied art and played on the Cornhusker football team while a student at Nebraska in the 1930s. He was a decorated pilot and squadron commander in the Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He later became an advertising executive for the Detroit automobile industry and served as vice president of Bristol-Myers Product Division in New York City.
Members of Cather’s family will attend a presentation about the Myers B. Cather Art Fund Gift during a special closing reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 in the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.
For more information on the Cather gift, visit https://go.unl.edu/eqx7.
The following artists are included in the “Friends and Colleagues” exhibition:
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T streets on the university’s city campus.
For more information, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design in Richards Hall at (402) 472-5522.