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January/February 2020 Exhibitions Calendar

January 7, 2020 by

Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm. 


Exhibitions

Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Through Jan. 4 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. Frida Kahlo is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. The garden at her home in Mexico City was the creative inspiration of most of her work. Admission: $5 general admission, $3.50 for senior citizens and children under 5. 402.731.1137.
elmuseolatino.org

Holiday Cultural Trees Display
Through Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. A showcase of 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 children under 2 and members. 402-444-5071.
durhammuseum.org

Holiday Poinsettia Show
Through Jan. 5 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Lauritzen Gardens gets into the holiday spirit with a display of thousands of poinsettias and a 20 ft. tall poinsettia tree at the center of it all. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages six to 12, free for children under six. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 402.346.4002.
lauritzengardens.org

RACE: Are We So Different?
Through Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit takes an unprecedented look at race through biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071.
durhammuseum.org

MONA2Omaha: National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark
Through Jan. 5, 2020, at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. Photo Ark is an effort to document species before they disappear and record the world’s biodiversity. Sartore has spent the last 25 years documenting approximately 12,000 species from around the world. To date, he has completed portraits of 9,000 unique species. Admission: free. 402.305.1510.
gallery1516.org

The Tuskegee Airmen and African Americans in the Military
Through Jan. 18 at Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American military pilots that fought in the second World War. Learn more about them at this exhibit. Admission: free. 402.932.7077.
gpblackhistorymuseum.org

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. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 college students with ID, free for members and ages 17 and under. Admission to the museum itself is free. 402.342.3300.
joslyn.org

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 large parts of our society. This interactive exhibit explores how rock music has effected our society and features artifacts from famous musicians. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071.
durhammuseum.org

Village People, Louder-than-Words exhibit

Lisa Bang Hoffman/Terry Koopman
Through Feb. 7 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Hoffman uses traditional gelatin-silver photography to evolve from the history of the medium and respond to the contemporary. Koopman is a 40-year veteran photographer who started with film and has evolved to digital. Admission: free. 402.595.2122.
artscouncil.nebraska.gov

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens Project
Through Feb. 15 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. This exhibit explores the communication of birds and the possibility of communication between different species of animals. Admission: free. 402.341.7130.
bemiscenter.org

Diggin’ Dinos
Through April 11 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This exhibit features life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and a digging and building area to transport your kids into another world. Admission: $14 age 2 and up, $13 seniors age 60+, free to members and children under 24 months. 402.342.6164.
ocm.org

Area High School Art Exhibition
Jan. 2-Feb. 2 at Artists Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. Some of the best young artists in the area will be showcased in this exhibition. The intention of this special show is to promote the art of high school artists and provide insight on how to put on a professional show at a public gallery. Admission: free. 402-342-9617.
artistscoopomaha.com

Origins: New work by Graceann Warn, Michael James, Edgard Camacho, Jason Papenfuss and James Freeman
Jan. 3 through Feb. 28 at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. This exhibit features contemporary works by listed artists and additional work by local abstract artists. Admission: free. 402.502.8737.
modernartsmidtown.com

100 People
Jan. 17 through Feb. 22 at UNO Art Gallery, 6505 University Drive South. Artist Watie White’s project consists of wood carvings of local people who he admires. Admission: free. 402.554.2796.
unomaha.edu

America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far
Jan. 18 through April 19 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This first-of-its-kind exhibit is designed for children to learn about the diversity of Muslim culture throughout the world. Different sections of the exhibit will focus on art, architecture, travel, and trade. Admission: $14 age 2 and up, $13 seniors age 60+, free to members and children under 24 months. 402.342.6164.
ocm.org

kids in teahouse setting at Zanzibar exhibit

Mary Zicafoose, IKAT: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth
Jan. 24-March 6 at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Mary Zicafoose’s work is displayed throughout the world and her knowledge of weaving is self-taught. Admission: free. 402. 280.2509.
creighton.edu

OEAA Winter Visual Arts Showcase
Feb. 7-22 at Roberta and Bob Rogers Gallery, 1806 Vinton St. The folks behind Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards will celebrate their visual arts nominees with this arts display.
Admission: free.
oea-awards.org

Pulitzer Prize Photographs
Feb. 22 through May 3, 2020 at Durham Museum. 801 S. 10th St. Photography plays an important role in documenting history. This exhibit will feature over 80 large-format photographs that won the Pulitzer Prize. Descriptions of how the photographer captured the moment will also be on display for a unique perspective on the images. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071.
durhammuseum.org

Spontaneity: 10 Nebraskan Abstract Expressionists
Feb. 28-May 24 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibition features artwork by 10 abstract and abstract expressionist artists from Nebraska. Admission: free. 402-305-1510.
gallery1516.org

Influence
Through Aug. 20, 2020, at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Influence displays the creative work of KANEKO founder and Japanese ceramist Jun Kaneko and how his work, teaching, and creative philosophy has impacted the Omaha community and beyond. Admission: free. 402.341.3800.
thekaneko.org

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September 2019 Exhibitions Calendar

August 30, 2019 by and

Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.


Attic Adventures
Through Sept. 1 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Offering learning opportunities for children in a hands-on, interactive environment, this event will include a scavenger hunt, climbing wall, and more. Admission: $13 adults and children 3 and older, $12 seniors (ages 60+), free to members and children 2 and younger. 402.342.6164.
ocm.com

Enchanted Kingdom
Through Sept. 1 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. With programs such as Unicorn Tales and Don’t Poke the Dragon, this exhibit has magic to experience and many areas to explore. Admission: $13 adults and children 3 and older, $12 seniors (ages 60+), free for members and children 2 and younger. 402.343.6164.
ocm.org

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family
Through Sept. 1 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. What has 60 razor-sharp teeth, bone-crushing jaws, lived 68 million years ago and will be visiting The Durham Museum next summer? Tyrannosaurus Rex, and arguably the world’s most popular dinosaur. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children ages 3-12, free for members and children under 2. 402.444.5071.

durhammuseum.org

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design
Through Sept. 8 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Pulling this familiar everyday object out from under the desk and dining table, this event surprises us with the imaginative style and creativity found in this seemingly humble piece of furniture. Tickets: $10 general public adults; $5 college students with ID; free for Joslyn members and youth ages 17 and younger. 402.342.3300.

joslyn.org

Produce, Consume, Discard
Through Oct. 4 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Fiber artist Sarah Kolar uses deconstructed T-shirt remnants to resemble the process involved in knitting a shirt and encourages viewers to contemplate the laborious efforts that go into making their personal belongings. Admission: free. 402.595.2122.
artscouncil.nebraska.gov

3 From Nebraska: Kingman—Dunbier—Gilder
Through Oc.13 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibit features the work of three 20th-century Nebraska artists, Eugene Kingman, Augustus Dunbier, and Robert Gilder. Admission: free. 402.305.1510.
gallery1516.org

UNDESIGN THE REDLINE
Through Dec. 21 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. This is an interactive exhibit, workshop series, and curriculum exploring the foundations of structural racism and the lingering effects of Redlining in Omaha. It is facilitated by the New York-based organization, designing the WE.

u-ca.org

Huipiles – Indigenous Textiles from Guatemala
Through October 26 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. Huipiles are traditional indigenous women’s blouses and dresses. The Huipiles on display are from various regions in Guatemala showing select villages’ distinctive style and symbolism. Visitors are presented with traditional weaving techniques and images of Maya symbolism. Admission: free. 402-731-1137.
elmuseolatino.org

Everyday People: The Art of James E Ransome
Through Jan. 19 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. This exhibition includes picture book illustrations celebrating inspiring stories of unknown characters, as well as individuals who made history such as Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Louis Armstrong. Admission: free. 402.342.3300.
joslyn.org

Something Blue
Sept. 4-28 at Connect Gallery, 3901 Leavenworth St. Artist Norm Melichar works with outsider/folk art. In this show, he concentrates on blue art. An artist’s reception on Sept. 13 will feature live blues music  Admission: free. 402.991.8234
-— connectgallery.net

Where Did This Come From? Some Background on Sound Art
Sept. 6 at Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. Nicolas Collins, artist and editor-in-chief, will explore the breakthrough of sound art from its roots in American pioneer society, and continue through post-WWII hot rod culture. Admission: free. 402.341.7130.
bemiscenter.org

Handmade Electronic Music and Hardware Hacking Workshop
Sept. 7 at Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. Speaking Sound Public Program Series Nicolas Collins will guide workshop participants through a series of simple sound-producing electronic construction projects that fill gaps in today’s computer-centric world of music production. Admission: free. 402.341.7130.
bemiscenter.org

sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies.
Opening Sept. 12 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. Vanessa German’s immersive installation originated at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA and is being reimagined at The Union. Admission: free. 402.933.3161.
u-ca.org

What Were You Wearing
Opening Sept. 16 in Skutt Student Center at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. This exhibit is inspired by stories of Creighton students’ experiences of sexual violence. Admission: free. 402.280.1706.
creighton.edu

Race: Are We So Different?
Sept. 28-Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, this national exhibition tells the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children ages 3-12, free for members and children under 2. 402.444.5071.
durhammuseum.org

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This calendar was printed in the September edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.