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.

Due to its intimate size, the gallery is open by appointment only. Please see this link for more information and to make an appointment.

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.

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Current Exhibitions

“Crossroads”

Photographic Documentary by Atiim Jones
Sept 16-Nov 9, 2022

“Whether it be a quick portrait, chat or moving conversation about life, it is the trust and authenticity given to me by complete strangers, which has not only made me a better person, but has given me a small glimpse into the Human Condition.”

-Excerpt from Jones’ artist statement

Here is the artist’s statement about the exhibition:

“My approach to photography is a discipline in which I apply principles from other fields to create the final product…the print. From approaching a subject and taking a photo to spending time editing the raw file. Footwork, body form, stance and breathing steadies the camera and assists in composition. The concept of using space and reverberation in sound to create music is an integral part of the visual process.”

Atiim Jones is a Minneapolis born street photographer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Son of artist, the late Luther Jones, he inherited much of his Father’s creative drive and expresses it through photography, particularly strangers on the street. In 2010, he began photographing strangers in the Old Market District of Omaha, Nebraska and in 2011 created “Crossroads” a photographic documentary of people in the Old Market District and surrounding area. It has since become one of the largest photography projects in the world.

Related Scheduling and Events:

Schedule appointments on this website: fred-simon-gallery.mailchimpsites.com/book-online/

The Reception is September 15th from 5-7pm. Click here to reserve free tickets: https://bit.ly/3x30xYu

We will host a Facebook Live Artist Talk with the artist. Follow the Nebraska Arts Council on Facebook for updates: NAC Facebook Link

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

NANCY LEPO

Jan 20 – March 8, 2023

JOE ADDISON

March 17 – May 10, 2023