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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

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Year Founded:
1981
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Chris Cook
Main Address:
724 South 12th street
Omaha, NE 68102

What We Do

Bemis Center facilitates the creation, presentation, and understanding of contemporary art through an international residency program, exhibitions, and educational programs. Our vision is to inspire an open and diverse dialogue on the critical issues that give shape and meaning to the human condition. As an artist-centric nonprofit, we honor and respect the critical role artists play in our society. We value creativity, trust, courage, diversity, tolerance, and the open exchange of ideas and world views.

Interesting Info

Bemis Center is Nebraska’s first and only institution strictly focused on the production and presentation of contemporary art on an international scale.
More than 1,500 artists from around the world have participated in Bemis's Residency Program, exhibited at Bemis, or performed at LOW END.
Bemis plays a visionary role in keeping Omaha flourishing with a constant infusion of new artists and ideas into our city.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Add your voice to a linguistic portrait of Omaha!
Repeats every day until Sat Sep 18 2021.
Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Plant with the 13th and Leavenworth Garden: a Pop-Up Oasis!
Repeats every week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until Sat Sep 18 2021.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Assemble and deliver meal + wellness kits!
Friday, September 17th, 2021
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Upcoming Events

Bemis Alumni ARTalks: Stephanie Syjuco September 14, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm Read more »

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