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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

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Nice Art Gallery

Nice Art Gallery with a great residency programme for artists. Enjoyed visiting the space with a... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
sage S
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Small Contemporary Arts Museum - worth a visit

We stopped by the Bemis to see their current exhibits. Admission is free - donations suggested... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
Jerry J
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts supports today's artists through an international artist-in-residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. Located in the...more
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724 S 12th St, Omaha, NE 68102-3202
+1 402-341-7130
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice Art Gallery with a great residency programme for artists. Enjoyed visiting the space with a great residency programme for artists. Friendly young lady on reception gave me lots of information about the space.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sage S
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We stopped by the Bemis to see their current exhibits. Admission is free - donations suggested. They offer a terrific incubator for artists in residence throughout the year. They had two exhibits in their galleries worth visiting. Particularly noteworthy was Barbara Tagkenaga's opt-art pieces!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jerry J
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Warehouse converted to art gallery and center and studios with interns, must see in Omaha. Don't pass this buy on SW edge of the Old Market.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BackroadsMother
Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you like to take your time in an art gallery, enjoy the variety, and be immersed in art, this place is just the right size fir you. Not huge place but enough to keep your attention whole yoirepure walking off dinner at a nearby...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ed g
Reviewed December 30, 2017

I get to the Bemis a couple of times a year and always find it interesting. They offer a good range of temporary exhibits and a variety of programs/speakers and other activities throughout the year. Located on the edge of Omaha's Old Market area it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This is dedicated for artists around the world to experiment. The. Bemis center serves a critical roll in understanding contemporary art..

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

The Bemis Center is located among other galleries in the Old Market District, this gallery has constantly changing exhibits of quite a few artists. Worth visiting when doing the galleries in the area.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to this arts center. Cool old space which has been redone, excellent gallery space. Obvious quality artist work being exhibited here. In a way the building reminded me of the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, not nearly as large. Exhibits were small...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Greg-SuzanneD
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The Bemis Center is impressive. Tucked into the Old Market cluster in downtown Omaha, there's a lot bubbling inside. We were greeted cordially by the volunteer at the desk, and shown into the "Collapse" exhibit on the impact of ecological disaster, which proved to be...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank RJArtTraveler
Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Bemis Center is truly a contemporary arts center. The exhibits I saw there on June 24th were by local artists and a New York artist who is in residence at the time. The works were interesting and challenging. This is definitely not a museum...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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