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Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Through Nov. 17 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This annual event will celebrate and highlight Lauritzen’s Conservation Program throughout the past 10 years. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free for members and children under 6. 402.346.4002.
RACE: Are We So Different?
Through Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit offers a first-of-its-kind look at race in the United States from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children ages 3-12, free for members and children under 3. 402.444.5071.
Paul Anthony Smith
Through Jan. 19 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Smith takes photographs in New York City and Jamaica and alters them with wooden tools. His work explores the concept of identity, particularly in people who have migrated to new countries and cultures. Admission: free. 402.342.3300.
Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible
Through Jan. 19 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. This ticketed exhibit features 76 pages from the first handwritten illuminated bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in over 600 years. Admission: $10 adults, $5 college students with ID, free for members and youth under 18. 402.342.3300.
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics
Through Feb. 2 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. From civil rights to feminism to war and peace, rock music has influenced how we think about cultural and social issues. This interactive exhibit explores the effects of rock music from Eisenhower to Trump, and includes exclusive video interviews with Bono and Jimmy Carter. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children ages 3-12, free for members and children under 3. 402.444.5071.
Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome
Through Feb. 9 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. A celebration of the simple, joyful moments in life. Admission: free. 402.342.3300.
Through April 11 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Dinosaurs meet construction equipment in this new, larger-than-life exhibit that features life-size animatronic dinosaurs, kid-sized construction equipment, and a digging and building area. Admission: $13 adults and children ages 2+, $12 seniors (60+) and free to members and children under 2. 402.342.6164.
Nicki Byram, Inna Kulagina, and Charlene Potter
Nov. 5-24 at Omaha Artists’ Cooperative, 405 S. 11th St. Byram creates colorful abstract works, Kulagina works with fiber art, and Potter, rightfully, is a ceramics artist. Admission: free. 402.342.9617.
Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Opening Nov. 9 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. The garden at Kahlo’s lifelong home in Coyoacán, Mexico City, was filled with native plants, and housed Kahlo and husband Diego Rivera’s collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts and folk art displayed on a four-tiered pyramid inspired by the Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan. Admission: $5 adults, $4 college students (with ID), $3.50 senior citizens and children ages 5+, and free to active military (with ID) and children under 5. 402.731.1137.
Funtastic Fibers at the Garden
Opening Nov. 14 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Funtastic Fibers is a textile art group based in Omaha. Some come from traditional quilting backgrounds, others have worked in textile arts from the beginning. This exhibit showcases their work. Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free for members and children under 6. 402.346.4002.
Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens Project
Opening Nov. 20 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. This exhibit will explore the communication of birds and the possibility of communication between different species of animals. Admission: free. 402.341.7130.
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Opening Nov. 23 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This annual exhibition displays thousands of plants, model trains, and miniature Omaha-area landmarks. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free for members and children under 6. 402.346.4002.
Holiday Cultural Trees Display
Opening Nov. 29 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. The display showcases how cultures from around the world celebrate the holiday season. Each tree is decorated by a local Omaha ethnic society and is accompanied by interpretative text explaining the meaning behind the various decorations and unique traditions of each culture. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for members and children under 3. 402.444.5071.
OPS High School Art Show
December at Hot Shops, 1301 Nicholas St. Omaha Public Schools art departments are showcasing their students’ talents with a group show of the best teenage artists in Omaha. Admission: free. 402.342.6452.
All Member Show
Dec. 3-29 at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. The 30+ artists who belong to the co-op will show their latest work at this annual exhibit. Visitors can see everything from drawings to paintings to pottery to fiber arts and more. Admission: free. 402.342.9617.
This calendar was printed in the November/December 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.