Previous Exhibitions


MONA2Omaha Nebraska Regionalists

September 7 — October 28, 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.


My Ántonia Marathon

Willa Cather Foundation 100th anniversary of My Ántonia publishing

Saturday Sept. 22nd, starting at 10:00a.m.


Nebraska Landscapes & The Big Sky

July 13 — August 26, 2018

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

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society

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 6 — 22, 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


Gallery 1516 Sixty-Five Plus Exhibition

Jan 20 – March 25 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

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

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

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

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 31 - 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 25, 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 30, 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.