Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Location & Hours

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Located in the heart of Omaha's arts district, just south of the downtown Old Market area at the corner of 12th St. and Leavenworth.

724 S. 12th Street Omaha, NE 68102

Bemis galleries are temporarily closed while we install three new exhibitions opening on December 10, 2020:

Intimate Actions
Curated by Rachel Adams, Bemis Chief Curator and Director of Programs
Maria Antelman: Soft Interface
Joey Fauerso: Inside the Spider's Body
Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Drop Scene

The following Visitor Code of Conduct has been implemented to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible and to avoid the spread of COVID-19:

  • Visitors should stay home if they are not feeling well and visit us another time. All visitors will be asked to confirm that they have not had any COVID symptoms in the 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • Visitors must wear face coverings when entering the building and while in the galleries.
  • Visitors must maintain a physical distance of six feet apart at all times (a family or a chummy group may stay together).
  • We ask visitors to respect capacity limits for each room within our galleries. These limits will be posted throughout the gallery and updated in accordance with State and CDC recommendations.

Please note:

  • The maximum capacity in the galleries and public spaces is 10.
  • If guests arrive more than 15 minutes after their scheduled entry time, Bemis Center reserves the right to decline entrance in order to maintain gallery capacity limits and keep all guests safe.
  • The first hour of each day will be reserved for those with high-risk conditions and those over 65 years of age. 
  • Rigorous cleaning protocols in accordance with the CDC and state recommendations are in place. No appointments will be scheduled from 2:30–3 PM to allow for deeper cleaning.


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