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Museum director

Norman Albert Geske, museum director. Recipient Governor's Art award, Nebraska Arts Council, 1979, Leonard Thiessen award, 2004, Distinguished Service award, Kearney State College, 1980, Mayor's Arts award, City of Lincoln, 1987, Sowers award, Lincoln Foundation, 1990, Pioneer award, Nebraskaland Foundation, 2004. Board directors Museum Nebraska Art, Kearney; Member of Nebraska Art Association, Association Art Museum Directors (honorary).


Geske, Norman Albert was born on October 31, 1915 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of Albert Geske and Delossa Stone.


Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1938. Master of Arts, New York University Institute Fine Arts, 1953. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Doane College, 1969.


Director Hennepin County Historical Society, Minneapolis, 1940—1941. Curator Walker Art Center, 1947—1950. Assistant director University Nebraska Art Galleries, 1950—1953, acting director, 1953—1956.

Director Sheldon Meml Arts Gallery, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1956—1983, director emeritus, since 1983. American commissioner XXXIV Biennale, Venice, Italy, 1968. Sergeant United States Army, 1940-1944.



Board directors Museum Nebraska Art, Kearney. Member of Nebraska Art Association, Association Art Museum Directors (honorary).


Married Jane Pope Geske, September 18, 1968.

Albert Geske

Delossa Stone

Jane Pope Geske