“Monarchs” to Open at Bemis Center

December 5th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” is the next exhibition to open at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts this week. Resident Curator Risa Puleo explained some of personal and political motivations behind the exhibition.

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Bemis Center Explores Empathy in Art

October 19th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—In addition to serving as a gallery space, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts engages with the community through their artist-in-residence program, and opportunity for local and international artists to live and work at the downtown facility for about two months. This time the theme is “Art, Empathy and Ethos,” focusing on artists whose work negotiates,
understands and communicates themes relating to empathy.

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Art and Agriculture: “Continuous Service Altered Daily” Opens at the Bemis

May 30th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

The subject of David Brooks’ latest work is probably not too common in the art world. What he was describing is a combine harvester, which he has dismantled and re-purposed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts for his exhibition, “Continuous Service Altered Daily.”

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Cassils’ “Resilience of the 20%” World Premier Set for Omaha

April 25th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will host LA based artist, Cassils, as part of an ongoing performance series, Phantom Revenant. Cassils, a recent recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, is transforming modern art with high stakes performances using the body as part of the spectacle.

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