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.

Visit this unique space or explore upcoming exhibits.

Current Exhibitions


New works by Shaun Ilahi

May 13 – July 6, 2022

IN : COLOUR, presented by Shaun Ilahi, explores a colorful commentary of perspectives, across mediums and styles, on the universal spirit of humanity in the midst of a global pandemic. By extracting and combining various images captured from around the world, the hybridized narrative brings to light how we are all interconnected. Stripped of our social constructs, the images offer not only a site of reflection but also elicit emotions through color and hues. The temporal aspect of these artworks suggests how past depictions inform contemporary thought and how the two are intertwined.

Shaun Ilahi currently resides in Omaha, NE. Ilahi is a world traveler and global citizen capturing simple moments through different perspectives and mediums. He attended school in New York and Nebraska.

Related Scheduling and Events:

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

The Reception is May 12 from 5-7pm. There is limited capacity, reserve your timed ticket here: Eventbrite Link

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

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions:


May 13 – July 6, 2022

Opening reception: Thursday, May 12, 2022. Reserve your tickets!

Click here for more exhibition details!


July 15 – Sept 9, 2022


Sept 16 – Nov 9, 2022


Nov 18, 2022 – January 11, 2023


Jan 20 – March 8, 2023


March 17 – May 10, 2023