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In recognition of the importance of the arts to the cultural life of the Omaha community, Gallery 1516 provides a venue for the exhibition of works of Nebraska and regional artists. We work in conjunction with museums, educational, professional, and performing arts organizations to provide a space in eastern Nebraska for traveling exhibitions, educational lectures, music performances, and more. We support the arts through a broad range of fund-raising activities and community engagement, without charging artists commission fees. Gallery 1516 celebrates Nebraska and regional artists to affirm the value that art holds in the Omaha community and encourage our young people to appreciate art’s role in society.

Gallery 1516 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at 1516 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Gallery Hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday — 11 am - 5 pm
First Friday — 11 am - 9 pm 

Free Admission



Gallery 1516 before and after renovations.

From a livery stable in 1883, to a world-class exhibition space for Nebraska and regional artists.

Board of Directors
Patrick Drickey - Director
Daniel Schafer MD - Deputy Director  
Kim Wyllie - Secretary
Steve Johnson CPA - Treasurer
Jeanne Salerno

Robert Freeman

Advisory Board
Richard D. Holland 2008-2016
Gary Bowen FAIA
Mark Chickinelli
James Crawford
Bob Culver
Janet L. Farber
Ree Kaneko
Wm Karrer MD
Audrey S. Kauders
Nano Little
Morris E. Mortensen
James F. Pine AIA
Linda Rajcevich
Larry Roots
Judith Stoewe MD

Kenneth Be
Russ Erpelding
Christina Narwicz

Larry Sosso
David White

Adventure Studios
Brian Scholl
Kathy Scholl

Suzi Eberly
Sara Bihlmaier

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The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates Nebraska’s artistic visual history for all patrons and visitors. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets the work of artists who were born, lived, trained, or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.

Website designed and developed by Adventure Studios. It is a privilege to work with Gallery 1516 in support of their contributions to the cultural richness of the community.