The MONA2Omaha exhibition represents 5 years of planning and effort to bring this to reality…an emotional high for me but the real credit belongs to those who shared the vision and were in a position to help financially. To date we are halfway to our goal to pay off the construction costs with special thanks going to both the Holland Foundation and the Richard Brooke Foundation. Others who deserve recognition include The Douglas County Visitor’s Bureau, The Gilbert M. & Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation, Steve Martin & Amy Haddad and the Friends of Gallery 1516 who have joined and/or donated through the Omaha Gives Campaigns.
We have been in touch with the Nebraska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Gallery 1516 is likely to be the host site for their 2017 awards dinner, followed by a month long exhibition of all entries that will create further awareness among students interested in the arts and pursuing a career in Architecture.
The 2016 Omaha Gives Campaign will take place on May 25th…please consider supporting Gallery 1516 and/or share our vision with friends who may have an interest in the commitment to Nebraska and regional arts.
There are more good things happening with announcements coming soon, stay tuned...