Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has three galleries on the main floor that can be accessed via an ADA-approved ramp on 12th Street or by seven steps to the front doors. 12th Street is cobblestone-lined. There is free street parking in front of the building on 12th Street and a paid lot on the North side of the building. Public transportation is available via Metro bus and every bus has wheelchair/mobility device accessibility. The nearest bus stops are located at 13th & Douglas Streets and 16th & Leavenworth Streets. Admission is free and no ID is required to enter the building. There are multi-stall ADA approved single-sex bathrooms on the main floor with two grab bars.

Children and service animals are welcome. Concealed carry is prohibited. Texts and programs are in English. Large format texts are available upon request. The space is not scent-free, but we request that you enter it low/no-perfume. Many people have chemical sensitivities, which means the chemicals in scents make them ill.

Seating options at programs will include cushioned folding chairs, but we are happy to provide other seating if requested. If you need to move around, twitch, pace, or not make eye contact, know that you are welcome here. Please refrain from photographing other visitors without permission.

If you have questions or would like support with specific access needs such as foreign language translation or special seating, please contact us at or 402.341.7130. For programs, we ask that you contact us at least five days prior to your visit and we will do our best to help you attend comfortably.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130