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Linda Rivera García

2023 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence

Residency dates: April 4-15, 2023


The Great Plains Art Museum will host Omaha-based artist Linda Rivera García as the 2023 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence. Rivera García is a Mexican-American Chicana artist, teacher, and storyteller who has been sharing her culture throughout Nebraska for decades. A graduate of Omaha's College of Saint Mary and a retired children's librarian, she is a multifaceted artist who works in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and with traditional Mexican art forms such as papel picado (cut paper) and repujado (metal embossing), among many others.


A solo exhibition of Rivera García's artwork will be on view at the museum from March 24 to September 22, 2023.

During her residency, Rivera García will create an artwork that will become part of the museum’s permanent collection. Visitors are encouraged to see the artist in action in the lower-level Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio & Education Lab from April 4 to 15 during the museum’s public hours. To schedule a group tour, email

First Friday opening and celebration: April 7, 5-7 p.m.

• Papel Picado Workshops •  Saturday, April 8, 2023

  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Beginner’s workshop, intended for children ages 5 and up and families

  • 2–3 p.m.: Advanced workshop, intended for ages 13 and up

Learn the art of papel picado (Mexican paper cutting) with artist Linda Rivera García! These in-person workshops are free and open to the public, but registration is required and limited to 20 participants per workshop.

To register, please fill out the form at If you have questions, please contact Alison Cloet at or 402-472-3964.

When the Language Died, She also Died, 1978, Linda Rivera García.jpg

Linda Rivera García, When the Language Died, She also Died (Cuando Muriés la Lengua, Ella tambien Murió),

1978, acrylic, 36 x 48 inches, courtesy of the artist

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