The Plainsman Museum will be showing the early works of Terrence Duren September 13, 14, and 15 during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). To celebrate Art Walk Aurora on Saturday, September 15th a special admission to the exhibition along with the museum will be $5.00, children under 5 free.
Terence Duren (1907 – 1968)
Terence Duren of Shelby, NE discovered his artistic talent at the age of 6, when his parents gave him a tablet and some crayons by which to amuse himself after being stricken with polio. Upon graduating from high school, he went on to study at the Chicago Art Institute where he would win scholarships to study in the great schools of Europe.
Duren’s earliest works were obtained by Wesley Huenefeld, past president of the Hamilton County Historical Society and Plainsman Museum in Aurora, NE. Huenefeld was an artist himself who became friends with Duren and collected several of his paintings. Huenefeld felt very strongly that Terence’s earliest works should be preserved in a museum and therefore purchased them for the purpose of sharing the collection on occasion through exhibition at the Plainsman Museum.
Two pieces of the early collection are currently on exhibit at the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, NE through September 2018.