Renaissance Man

January 12, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Galleries & Museums, Leaders, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Scholar, lawyer, professor, arts administrator, university dean. David Thompson has had all these professional titles, but he’s impossible to pin down with a simple job description. Although he took the helm at KANEKO in July […]

Jack Becker

October 31, 2013 · Posted In: Fashion, Galleries & Museums, Omaha Magazine, People, Style

The dapper executive director and chief executive officer of Joslyn Art Museum, Jack Becker, agreed to play a 
rapid-fire game of “Fashion Word Association” for this issue’s Style Shot: Leisure Suit
 “Oh, boy. I think […]

Sarah Joslyn

August 30, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Galleries & Museums, Omaha Magazine, People

Sarah and George Joslyn came to Omaha for the same reasons people do today—job opportunities. Originally from Vermont, they arrived here in 1880. George earned $18 per week as manager of the Western Newspaper Union […]

Two Perspectives

June 20, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Galleries & Museums, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Nancy Lepo and Corey Broman are expert draftsmen. Both use the tools of their medium to create precise markings which address color, the movement of light, a sense of direction and shape, and the nuance […]

Gallery 72…Anew!

February 25, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Galleries & Museums, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

As a new year emerges from the old, so do a renowned art gallery and a historic South Omaha building. Artists and afficianados, community activists and preservationists, business owners and curious neighbors are all watching […]

Joslyn Art Museum Docents

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Galleries & Museums, People

If you don’t know the names, you recognize the faces. Visitors to Joslyn Art Museum on 24th and Dodge streets enjoy the tours offered by well-trained docents, and aficionados have their favorite guides. Surely, the […]

Sondra Gerber

January 25, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Galleries & Museums, HerFamily, Lifestyle, People

Sondra Gerber, owner and self-described curator of Blue Pomegranate Gallery at 66th and Maple streets, opened the shop in July 2001. She and former business partner Anne Nye attended their first Benson Business Association meeting […]

Mormon Trail Center

October 20, 2012 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Galleries & Museums, North Omaha, Places

The “Tragedy at Winter Quarters” Monument depicts a pioneer mother and father, comforting each other at the grave of a young child. It stands as a tribute to the nearly 370 pioneers who are buried […]

History Comes to Life

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Galleries & Museums

The Durham Museum underwent a $1.2 million renovation this past year. But most of the improvements are not visible to visitors, according to Executive Director Christi Janssen. Behind-the-scenes work, such as security cameras and new […]

Michael Jones McKean’s Rainbow

August 20, 2012 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Encounter, Galleries & Museums, People

Try to catch a rainbow. Michael Jones McKean pursued this alluring and evanescent image for 10 years before “unveiling” The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms at the Bemis Center for Contemporary […]