Heavy metal

An exhibit of metal sculptures by Omaha artist Les Bruning continues on display at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney through Oct. 6 in the Sculpture Garden.

KEARNEY — An exhibit of metal sculptures by Omaha artist Les Bruning continues on display at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney through Oct. 6 in the Sculpture Garden.

Bruning studied art at Nebraska Wesleyan University, finishing his studies in 1970. The artist then studied at Graz Center in Austria and eventually earned an MFA in sculpture from Syracuse University in 1972. From 1973 to 2011 he served as professor of art at Bellevue University.

As an advocate for public art, the artist has created numerous metal sculptures. He was a member of the J. Doe Project in Omaha and helped found the Hot Shops Art Center, also in Omaha.

With more than 40 solo shows during his career, Bruning is represented in collections across the country.

Admission to the exhibit is free. The Museum of Nebraska Art is at 2401 Central Ave. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.