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March/April 2020 Exhibitions Calendar

Mar 02, 2020 04:05PM ● By Tara Spencer
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You Make My Heart Smile but You Also Make My Eyes Cry Through March 14 at the Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St.  This exhibit will feature works by painter and digital artist Thalia Rodgers that explore the earth and her own life through color and psychedelic forms. Admission: free. 402.933.3161.

Before We’re Gone Through March 30 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Dori Settles brings awareness to the environment by creating art primarily with recycled materials and encouraging others to make small changes to create a positive impact. This exhibit of her paintings features endangered species of the animal and plant kingdoms. Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12, free to children under 3 and members. 402.346.4002. —

Tim Guthrie Through April 9 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Omaha native Guthrie is a multi-media visual artist and experimental filmmaker. He has practiced and exhibited his work in several U.S. cities; he is also a professor of graphic design at Creighton. Admission: free. 402.595.2122. —

Diggin’ Dinos Through April 11 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This exhibit features life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and a digging and building area to transport your kids into another world. Admission: $14 ages 2-59, $13 seniors (age 60+), free to children under 24 months. 402.342.6164 —

Diggin Dinos exhibit

Pulitzer Prize Photographs Through May 3 at Durham Museum. 801 S. 10th St. Photography plays an important role in documenting history. This exhibit features over 80 large-format, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs with information about how the image was captured. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (age 62+), $7 children 3-12, free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071. —

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography Through May 10 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Photography has become less believable in the age of the iPhone; images are presumed to have been manipulated or altered from their original forms. Exploring traditional genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture, the work of various award-winning photographers depict raw scenes that appeared before the lens at a precise moment. Tickets: $10 adults, free for youth 17 and under. 402.342.3300.

painting at Joslyn's Fact Fiction

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks Through May 10 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Created by artist Sean Kenney, this exhibit features incredible sculptures of endangered species built from nearly 800,000 LEGO bricks and builds awareness for conservation of all living things. Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12, free to ages 2 and under and members. 402.346.4002. —

SPONTANEITY: 10 Abstract Painters from Nebraska Through May 17 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibition features artwork by 10 abstract and abstract expressionist artists from Nebraska. Enjoy their spontaneous, gestural and colorful paintings. Admission: free. 402.305.1510. —

Joe McHale Through June 5 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. McHale is a visual artist based out of Kearney. His paintings are lively and full of kinetic energy. He creates a visual representation of moments when time stands still and the past, present, and future combine into one. Admission: Free. 402.595-2122.

Picasso, Master in Clay Through Aug. 22 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. The whimsical works of one of history’s most iconic artists is at El Museo Latino. The exhibition features 55 of the legendary Pablo Picasso’s stylized ceramics. On loan from the Park West Museum, this substantial collection is on display for the first time in Omaha. Admission: $5 adults, $4 college students with ID, $3.50 seniors and children ages 5-17, and free to children under 5 and active military with ID. 402.731.1137. —

Picasso ceramic jug with eye

INFLUENCE Through Aug. 22 at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St. Creativity begins with an idea. Through the exploration of physical space, artistic themes, history, and experience, the season of INFLUENCE will examine the history of change at Kaneko while celebrating the future of the organization which has become a driving force for inclusion and diversity of creative thought in Omaha. 402.341.3800. —

Nash Bellows, Kevin McClay, Mark Pearson and Angela Szelag. March 6-29 at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. This show features jewelry, photography, digital art, and wood art. Admission: free. 402.342.9617. —

Dale Malner: Direct Drive March 6-April 24 at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. Wisconsin artist Dale Malner will show his large-scale paintings. His abstract images deliver bold color and striking impact. The artist will be in attendance at the March 6 opening reception. The exhibit also features Brent Witters, Debora Stewart, and more. Admission: free. 402.502.8737. —

Liv Schulman: The Gobernment March 19-June 13 at Bemis Center, 724 S. 12th St. Paris-based artist Schulman’s multi-channel video The Gobernment is described as a fictional historical revision of the lives of forgotten women artists. This will be the first presentation of her work in the U.S. Admission: free. 402.341.7130. —

Claudia Wieser: Generations March 19-June 13 at Bemis Center, 724 S 12th St., No. 3202. Wieser is a Bavarian artist whose hand-painted sculptures, gold-leafed drawings, and multi-media installations show her appreciation for classical forms, as well as abstract geometrics. Admission: free. 402.341.7130. —

Linda Hatfield, Robbi Eklow, and Madeleine Heafey April 3-26 at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. This show features pyrography & acrylic, art quilts, and pottery. Admission: free. 402.342.9617. —

Hot Shops Spring Open House April 25-26 at Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. The 19th annual Spring Open House will feature over 80 artists occupying and exhibiting in 58 studios. The weekend will incorporate demonstrations, including bronze pouring and glass blowing, as well as galleries with artists on hand for the different shows on display. Admission: free. 402.342.6452. —

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