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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

About

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 historic Old Market district, the Bemis Center serves a critical role in the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, bridging the community of Omaha to a global discourse surrounding cultural production today. Tours available Wednesday through Friday.

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Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: Wednesday–11 AM–5 PM Thursday–11 AM–9 PM Friday–11 AM–5 PM Saturday–11 AM–5 PM
  • Price: Free/Donations
Events
  • Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism

    Jul 20, 2018 Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Artist Sheila Pepe’s grandmother and mother were skilled crafters, teaching her to crochet when she was seven. Honoring their legacy, Pepe uses what she calls “improvisational crochet." Several works

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  • Open House / Open Studios

    Jul 21, 2018

    Celebrate the work of current artists-in-residence, hear them talk about their artistic practices, visit their studios and view their works-in-progress, and discuss art, life, and their Bemis

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  • The Perfect Meatball

    Aug 2, 2018

    Artist Sheila Pepe grew up working at Frank’s Deli, her parents’ storefront in Morristown, New Jersey, where her Italian-American mother would make five hundred meatballs and a huge pot of “gravy“

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  • Generational Craft Show + Tell

    Aug 23, 2018

    Artist Sheila Pepe’s grandmother and mother were skilled crafters, teaching her to crochet when she was seven. Honoring their legacy, Pepe uses what she calls “improvisational crochet." Several works

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