New exhibit at Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art presents ‘Louise Bereuter: Grain Elevators’

“Louise Bereuter: Grain Elevators,” a new exhibit of paintings by the Lincoln, Neb. artist, opens Saturday, Nov. 21 at Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, Neb.

The exhibit will continue until Feb. 28, 2021.

Top: Louise Bereuter, “Malmo Elevator,” oil and canvas on board. Above: Louise Bereuter, “Neligh Elevator,” oil on canvas board. All images courtesy of the artist and Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art.

Bereuter explains the paintings were done when she and her husband lived near Cedar Bluffs, Neb.

“It was easy finding inspiration for landscapes, many of which were areas seen while roaming the rural back roads of Nebraska as well as views surrounding our Nebraska home along the Platte River,” she said in a promotional statement released by the museum.

During studies at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts some 60 years ago, Bereuter met the great Edward Hopper, whose work gave her inspiration.

We see the connection in her loving depictions, which are delivered in a spare, precise style. Light and shadow are handled with special mastery.

“This is the accomplishment for which Bereuter and all realist artists strive, to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary,” the museum’s promotional flyer says.

Admission is free during museum hours. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Appointments and tours are available.

“We do have some COVID-19 safety regulations in place in our museum, which we have listed on our website and in the newsletter,” collections manager Gabrielle Comte writes in an email. “Sometimes it is good to inform people ahead of time so they can plan ahead. You would be surprised how shocked people have been to learn of our mask requirement here.”

We thank the artist and the museum for providing the images that appear with this post.

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art is at 575 E Street, David City, Neb. Telephone: (402) 367-4488.

3 comments on “New exhibit at Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art presents ‘Louise Bereuter: Grain Elevators’

  1. SHARON AHRENS says:

    Those are beautiful. I used to go to that museum a lot. I have a favorite painting there – of a cornfield with a sheer apron blowing through the air. Margie and Charlie are good friends with the couple who opened it, and it’s a very worthwhile museum.

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  2. These paintings are delightful! (Iowa farmgirl)

  3. Suzassippi says:

    These are indeed eye-catching. I am partial to the Tekamah elevator, and looked it up on the map. Nice work by the artist, and especially nice for those of us who like grain elevators! Thank you for sharing.

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