Pictured: Tim Guthrie Fred Simon Gallery Opening

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

Currently transitioning to the next exhibit, which will be up on September 28th.

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Artist Talk Video

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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: Oct 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:

LAURA BENTZ AND MARY DONAHUE

July 15 – Sept 9, 2022

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ATIIM JONES

Sept 16 – Nov 9, 2022

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GABRIELLA QUIROZ

Nov 18, 2022 – January 11, 2023

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NANCY LEPO

Jan 20 – March 8, 2023

JOE ADDISON

March 17 – May 10, 2023