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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

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Address: 724 S 12th St, Omaha, NE 68102
Phone Number: 402 341 7130
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Where art goes to grow

This is an art hibernation center there are several artists perfecting their trade. You will see all sorts of stuff and pick up bargains for lovely pieces of art.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2014
Emil T
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars 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 a perfect challenge to the beauty and wonder of our morning Henry Doorly Zoo visit.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars 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 in the sense of curating the past, but of presenting what is current. It doesn't... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is an art hibernation center there are several artists perfecting their trade. You will see all sorts of stuff and pick up bargains for lovely pieces of art.

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La Plata, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

On May 29, when I visited, the girl receptionist said only rooms #1 and #2 had exhibits. One room had a giant art-work consisting of hundreds of roof shingles, flexed and stapled together to form a giant wave pattern. The other work was a similar giant wave pattern, only using hundreds of thin cardboard strips flexed and stapled together. I... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Modern, Current, on top of the scene nationally and locally. If you are looking for a place to see art, this is it.

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Omaha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I went on a date here, with an artist who was displayed in the Art Auction. The place was very clean, the front desk girl was VERY nice helping us find what we were looking for. Don't miss the Underground area. Lesser known artists, but all very good, and worth seeing. The man made rainbow at the end of it,... More 

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Evans, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I went the beginning of August and the girl at the desk gave little information as if it was obvious of what one should look at. I wondered around and saw a lot of empty spaces and a sign to a gallery shop. There was some art on the walls but no prices and not much to tell you that... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Scheduled a tour 2 days in advance via email and it was neat to see the galleries and an empty studio. I was disappointed that we did not get to see the studio of a current artist in residence but the director explained that none of them were prepared for visitors due to the last minute nature of our tour.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

based on the press and marketing I was expecting much more.. most of the big space was empty.. was not impressed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The Benis hosts an annual silent and live auction. While I've only been once, the artwork was quite varied in medium and in price which made it nice for all.

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