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Fred Simon Gallery

Fred Simon held steadfast belief in the importance of establishing a vibrant arts culture in Omaha and Nebraska as a whole.

For nearly 40 years, Fred and his wife Eve served as generous advocates and supporters of Opera Omaha. They were also major sponsors of the Omaha Symphony, Film Streams, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Performing Arts Society, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, in addition to Fred’s involvement with Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Nebraska Arts Council.

Located in the lower level of the Burlington Building at 1004 Farnam Street, adjacent to the Old Market. Open hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit this unique space or explore upcoming exhibits.

Current Exhibitions

Studying and Transcribing


February 9th – April 3rd, 2024

“As an artist, I find fascination in objects belonging to my family members, particularly those crafted by my mother, such as sheets, covers, and curtains. These objects, tied to my emotional past and relationships, serve as a source of inspiration.”

-Yun Shin

Studying & Transcribing involves a repetitive, intelligible, and recurring practice, reflecting the devoted time and investigation of decorative design as a guide in craft. The work comprises two-dimensional abstract patterns composed of gridded geometric shapes and subtle colors, inspired by handcrafted objects typically created by women.

Shin’s working method involves creating abstract images on a two-dimensional surface using humble materials like pencil and paper. The emphasis in her work lies in lines, grids, and fields of subtle color.

From Shin’s bio on the UNO website: Yun Shin has earned several art degrees, including an M.F.A. in studio arts from the University of Texas at Austin, a B.F.A. in craft and material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.F.A. in industrial design from Cho Sun University in South Korea.

She began teaching in 2012 at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. In 2021, she joined UNO’s art and art history program to teach foundations courses, including drawing, art appreciation, and 2D design.

As an artist, she recently has had solo exhibitions at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts in Wisconsin, Whittier College in California, and the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa. Shin is a recipient of a 2017 Artist Fellowship from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

Related Scheduling and Events:

Schedule appointments on this website (not required): fred-simon-gallery.mailchimpsites.com/book-online/

The reception is February 8th, from 5-7pm. Reception is free and open to the public.

We will post a video with the artist on our YouTube channel. Follow the Nebraska Arts Council on Facebook for updates: NAC Facebook Link.

2023-2025 Exhibitions

2023-2025 Exhibitions:

Shabnam Jannesari (Hastings)

May 19 – July 12, 2023

Reception: June 1, 5-7pm

Derrick Burbul (Kearney)

July 21 – Sept 14, 2023

Reception: July 20th, 5-7pm

Folk Art Exhibition

Sept 29 – Nov 29, 2023

Reception: Sept 28th, 5-7pm

Santiago Cal (Lincoln)

Dec 8, 2023 – Jan 31, 2024

Reception: December 7, 5-7pm

Yun Shin (Omaha)

Feb 9 – April 3, 2024

Reception: February 8, 5-7pm

Paula Wallace (Omaha) and Gretchen Peters (Gering)

April 12 – June 5, 2024

Reception: April 11, 5-7pm

Allegra Hangen (Omaha)

June 14 – Aug 7, 2024

Reception: June 13, 5-7pm

Shawnequa Linder (Omaha)

Aug 16 – Sept 20, 2024

Reception: Aug 15, 5-7pm

Karien Bredenkamp (Omaha) and Jeff Sedrel (Omaha)

Oct 18 – Dec 4th, 2024

Reception: Oct 17, 5-7pm

Calandra Cooper (Omaha) and Keith Buswell (Lincoln)

Dec 13, 2024 – Feb 5, 2025

Reception: Dec 12, 5-7pm

Susan Moore (Nebraska City)

Feb 14 – April 9, 2025

Reception: Feb 13, 5-7pm

Travis Apel (Omaha)

April 18 – June 18th, 2025

Reception: April 17, 5-7pm

Lindsey Weber (Lincoln)

June 26 – August 20, 2025

Reception: June 25, 5-7pm

Oria Simonini (Omaha) and Ilaamen Pelshaw (Omaha)

Aug 26 – Oct 22, 2025

Reception: Aug 25, 5-7pm

2022-2023 Exhibitions

2022-2023 Exhibitions:


July 15 – Sept 9, 2022

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Sept 16 – Nov 9, 2022

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Nov 18, 2022 – January 11, 2023

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Jan 20 – March 8, 2023


March 17 – May 10, 2023