Previous Exhibitions

Plein Air Artists: Kingman — Dunbier — Gilder

August 24 — October 13, 2019

Featuring artwork by three 20th-century Nebraska artists: Eugene Kingman, Augustus Dunbier, and Robert Gilder. Experience their evocative plein air and studio landscapes, showcasing the Midwestern plains, the deserts of the Southwest, and more.

2019 Nebraska Artist Biennial

May 24 — August 4, 2019

The 2019 Nebraska Artist Biennial is a juried exhibition featuring 99 works from the best artists across Nebraska.

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Gallery 1516 Collection

View a unique selection of work from Gallery 1516’s collection of Nebraska artists. Featuring work by Wanda Ewing, Dan Boylan, Kent Bellows, Jacqueline Kluver, Larry Sosso, and Milton Wolsky.

Nebraska 8 Invitational

January 20th - April 14th, 2019

Featuring the work of eight phenomenal artists associated with Nebraska: Mary Zicafoose, Christina Narwicz, Karen Kunc, Jacqueline Kluver, Gail Kendall, Sheila Hicks, Catherine Ferguson, and Wanda Ewing.

View the Nebraska 8 Invitational Film here.


Illuminating Dickens: A Christmas Carol

November 1st - December 23rd, 2018

Featuring the working drawings and final paintings of Jeremy Caniglia for the Easton Press 2013 publication of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.


MONA2Omaha Nebraska Regionalists

September 7th - October 28th, 2018

The Regionalist Movement of the 1930s and ‘40s focused on scenes of everyday life in rural and small-town America. Featuring Nebraska artists such as Dale Nichols, Terence Duren, and Dwight Kirsch, as well as Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry.


Nebraska Landscapes & The Big Sky

July 13th - August 26th, 2018

An extraordinary exhibition by two of Nebraska’s finest artists, Hal Holoun and Jennifer Homan.

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society

May 11th - June 30th, 2018

7th Annual Juried Exhibition

"The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society’s largest show of the year. The 2018 event was judged by Stephen Cornelius Roberts
The groups mission: "To unify Impressionism throughout the Missouri River Valley Region (9-States are included) by connecting artists who are consistent in their pursuit of the rural, urban, and historic beauty of our unique geography, while embracing the various approaches unique to each artist in this representation of beauty and truth."

The Dharma at Big Sur

April 6th - 22nd, 2018

As part of Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival, this world premiere video installation harnesses the orchestral masterpiece of John Adams’ The Dharma at Big Sur as soundtrack and aural inspiration.

Curator & Filmaker: Adam Larsen

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Gallery 1516 Sixty-Five Plus Exhibition

January 20th - March 25th, 2018

Sixty-Five plus pieces from 65+ Artists

The show is dedicated to our friend and fellow artist Dan Boylan who passed away in 2017.

Nebraska Artist 2D Biennial

November 1st - December 31st, 2017

This exhibition format, long a staple of 20th-century museum programming, had largely disappeared from the region, and gallery director Patrick Drickey felt it was time for a reintroduction given 1516’s mission to serve Nebraska artists.

All entries were reviewed anonymously by a three-panel jury that included Anne Pagel, curator for the Duncan Collection in Lincoln, Linda Rajcevich, former Deputy Director of Joslyn Art Museum, and Russ Erpelding, current Art Reach curator for the Museum of Nebraska Art. Artists were encouraged to submit from their most recent body of work, but it was not a requirement.


Summer Stock

July 7th - August 27th, 2017

Nebraska artists Brian Wetjen, Angie Seykora, Bridget O’Donnell, David Patterson and guest artist Mike Nesbit, Mr. Nesbit is an artist/architect and hails from Los Angeles CA. He is the AIA guest speaker scheduled to speak here on August 17th.   Each artist brings a personal application to their art that works strongly on their own, but also works together within the space. 

Michael Phillips, "William Blake, printing in the infernal method"

April 28th - June 25th, 2017

William Blake's original relief-etched copper plates used to print his illuminated books such as the Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell and Europe a Prophecy, disappeared in the nineteenth century...

John Lokke/Jane Wright, "Barada Hills Paintings and Poetry"

May 5th - June 15th, 2017

John Lokke is an artist, naturalist and amateur herpetologist. 
A native of Omaha, NE, he received his BFA from University of Nebraska in Omaha.  For the past 15 years, he has been working and teaching art in Wichita, KS at City Arts Gallery...

Bob Bosco, "A Painter's Yoga Journey"

March 31st - April 23rd, 2017

A series of 48 paintings was eight years in the making. Each piece of artwork focuses on a different yoga posture. Collectively they are becoming part of a book on Classical Yoga entitled “Yoga; The Discipline”.

Tubach + Tubach

October 7th - November 27th, 2016

Tubach + Tubach: Preservation features the work of Allan and Lisa Tubach, whose art and lives are significantly connected. As father and daughter, and as dedicated painters, these artists share a deep empathy for our natural and cultural worlds.

Dan Boylan

July 22nd - September 25th, 2016

48 paintings of Dan’s selected work spanning the years 1990-2016. This body of work represents a life-long interest in the human figure. Mr. Boylan presents images that combine the realities of traditional figures with the more technically and visually extreme elements of abstract expressionism.

Terre Firma

June 12th, 2016

MONA2Omaha Landscape Exhibition: From the Museum of Nebraska Art collection including works by Thomas Worthington Whittredge, Albert Bierstadt, J. Nebraska Gifford, Keith Jacobshagen, Dan Howard, Augustus Dunbier, John Spence, Wright Morris and 14 more!

Friends of Kent

January 9th, 2016

Featuring work from 7 Nebraska artists including Vern Bellows, 55 pieces from the late Kent Bellows, and 5 additional artists who were colleagues of Kent: Edgar Jerins, Greg Scott, Paul Otero, Stephen Cornelius Roberts and Marc Chickinelli. 

Milton Wolksy

May - June 30th, 2014

Milton Wolsky was born in Omaha, Nebraska in January of 1916. He dedicated his entire life to art. Milton studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the Art Students League of New York under the direction of Julian Levi and Hans Hofmann.

Broghammer/Sosso: Bird & Wire

April - June, 2014

This exhibition included the artwork of Nebraska Artists Joe Broghammer and Larry Sosso. Broghammer offered new paintings that feature primarily an edgier take on his signature “Flock of Joe” bird collection.