ARTS

We are home to a vibrant mix of artful entertainment and entertaining arts.

Our contemporary art centers and award-winning museums, offer the creative embrace artists need to flourish – whether they’re internationally known or striving to get there.

And that momentous energy continues on-stage. Big name plays and musicals, local productions and acoustical wonders surround us.

We don’t go to Broadway – Broadway comes to us.

A WORLD-CLASS COLLECTION

El Museo Latino

One of only 11 Latino museums in the United States.

KANEKO

Conceived as a gift to the community, this “open space for your mind” was founded by international artist Jun Kaneko, and his wife, Ree, and encourages creative experiences in the arts, science and philosophy.

Love’s Jazz and Arts Center

Where north Omaha jazz and jazz in American history come to life.

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum

The museums houses artifacts, photographs and documents that trace the development of the transcontinental railroad and the American West.

Joslyn Art Museum

The museum’s collection includes more than 11,000 works representing artists and cultures from antiquity to present.

Louis E. May Museum

Home of the Dodge County Historical Society and the Society’s collection of antiques and artifacts.

The Durham Museum

Celebrating our history with permanent exhibits and bringing new exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives and Records Administration and other national partners.

Work beyond words.

RAISE THE CURTAIN

American Midwest Ballet

American Midwest Ballet brings the beauty, athleticism, and energy of professional ballet to audiences in the Midwest and beyond.

Film Streams

Dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form.

Omaha Community Playhouse

A nationally recognized community theater with a purpose: “To raise drama from a purely amusement enterprise into an educational, cultural force.”

Opera Omaha

Produces a season of original mainstage productions and smaller productions and musical events throughout the community.

Blue Barn Theater

A theatrical haven for actors, directors, writers and designers to collaborate.

Holland Performing Arts Center

The Holland showcases world-class performing artists and the celebrated Omaha Symphony in the 2,000-seat Kiewit Hall.

Omaha Performing Arts

Dedicated to enriching the lives of the citizens of Omaha and surrounding communities. The organization presents the best of Broadway, jazz, blues, dance, comedy, family and popular entertainment, along with a range of educational programs and free community events.

Orpheum Theater

A former vaudeville house and home to Broadway in Omaha.

Theaters and Venues

From venues big and small, watch acts come to life.

Holland Performing Arts Center

The Holland showcases world-class performing artists and the celebrated Omaha Symphony in the 2,000-seat Kiewit Hall.

Lofte Community Theatre

Dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in creative process of live theater.

Omaha Symphony

The Symphony has been an essential resource for orchestral performances, musical entertainment, and education for more than 90 years.

Shakespeare on the Green

Presented by Nebraska Shakespeare, brings iambic pentameter to Elmwood Park every summer.

Omaha Zine Fest (n.): A cultural event in Omaha, bringing together local and regional zine makers and distributors to showcase their work.

OTHER FOUNTAINS OF CREATIVITY

402 Arts Collective

Creating and cultivating a vibrant network of artists who are committed to impacting the culture and serving the Omaha community.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Provides residency opportunities to artists from around the world, so that they may develop new ideas, expand their practice and engage the community.

Gallery 92 West

Organized to promote the appreciation of visual art in and around the Fremont area.

Harvester Artspace Lofts

A home for artists in the heartland.

The Union for Contemporary Art

The mission of this nonprofit organization is to strengthen the creative culture and provide direct support to local artists through a fellowship program; exhibitions; access to equipment and studio space; and professional development.

Artists’ Cooperative Gallery

An artist-run fine art gallery, the co-op balances its prime focus on the professional artist with an embrace of tomorrow’s talent.

Carver Bank

Projects spanning performance, urban interventions, micro-development, social experiments and installation.

Hot Shops Art Center

A unique offering of more than 50 art studios, four art galleries and several exhibitions spaces.

Split Gallery

A split from the traditional gallery model. We are a resource for artists who need space for their own sales, exhibitions, classes, performances, lectures, readings, workshops and other things that artists often need space for.

You can go to any old art museum just to view art, but here you can see where the ideas are made.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Art Works: a Place for Curiosity

Hands-on activity stations, all with connections to art that you might encounter in Joslyn’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

Omaha Area Youth Orchestra

6 ensembles that provide instruction and performance opportunities for over 550 students each season.

Omaha Children’s Museum

A place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play.

The Rose

Committed to enriching the lives of children and families through live theater and arts education.