Econo Lodge Downtown
2211 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 345-9565
Fax: (402) 345-0311
2211 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE, US, 68102
- Phone: (402) 345-9565
- Fax: (402) 345-0311
Arts & Museums
Few visitors expect to find such an impressive art collection in the middle of the prairie. Masterpieces abound here. The permanent exhibit includes works by El Greco, Degas, Monet and Renoir. 19th- and 20th-century art receive a special focus. The museum building itself is a striking, architectural find. Thirty-eight different types of marble were used in construction. The exterior glows a light pink, setting the building apart from the rest of downtown Omaha.
Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. The mission of Omaha Children's Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning. The museum's permanent exhibits include the Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center, Creative Arts Center and Imagination Playground early childhood area. In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children's Museum offers outreach and community programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, summer camps and early childhood education programs.
Located at the Creighton University, Lied Art Gallery is a lovely gallery that hosts the artwork of many talented young people. Conducting events such as the BFA Exhibit at the Gallery at Bancroft Street Market, China Show (Asian Studies Program), The Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit or the Empty Bowls Event, the gallery provides the right exposure needed by the students to improve their art and also for the world to see what their capable of. Do visit the university website to know more about their event schedule.
Works featured at this Old Market gallery come from nationally recognized photographer, Thomas Mangelsen. He indulges his love of nature by traveling the globe and capturing her beauty. Photographs spotlight majestic mountains, calm waters and animals of all shapes and sizes. Take a few moments to enjoy the framed originals hanging throughout the gallery. Mangelsen's beautiful work also comes in a more transportable size in the form of prints, cards and books. Visit the online gallery to request a free catalog featuring a variety of merchandise.
This self-proclaimed "gallery tucked away in a parking lot" is an artsy conglomeration of paintings, sculptures, glass works, metal works and photography presented in a classic whitewashed, brick-walled setting. The organization strives to provide an outlet for member artists to exhibit their work and local residents and visitors to experience and enjoy these visual arts. Shows change monthly, with member artists exhibiting several times annually. Each year ends with an All-Member Holiday Show. If you are strolling through the Old Market, stop by for a peek.
Three open and well-lit galleries dominate this warehouse-style art studio situated just south of the Old Market shopping and restaurant district. Admission to this art center is free. The building also serves as studio space and housing for artists chosen from applicants all over the world. The Bemis School of Art offers classes for budding artists of all ages. This gallery is also available for rent and is a great place to host a party or reception.
Fred Simon Gallery is one of the most distinguished galleries in Omaha.The topics dealt with at this gallery are mainly social conflicts that are going on in various societies in the world. Thus, through the world of colors and visuals, Fred Simon Gallery shows you the current controversies in today's world. On the other hand, lighter subjects are also dabbled with which is usually for the pure joy of art. A visit to the Fred Simon Gallery is a must! For further details, do visit their website.
Kaneko basically provides a creative space for many established and upcoming artists, philosophers, poets, educators and so on. Apart from the myriad exhibitions held here, Kaneko also plays host to a number of dance, music and theatrical performances. The place is also in collaboration with many partners to provide various forums in the creative community; thereby, proving to be more than just an art gallery. To know more on the gallery, call ahead or visit the website.
Take a step back in time with a visit to this totally renovated art deco-style train station. Formerly known as Union Station, the museum boasts over 65,000 square feet of exhibits including the Byron Reed Coin and Document Collection, The Trans-Mississippi Exposition Gallery, restored train cars, a teepee, an earth lodge and more. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Temporary exhibitions are also offered.
The Hot Shops Art Center is housed inside an elaborate set of buildings that comprised a mattress factory. The factory was converted into the center in 1999 by a group of artist studios and investors and now possess approximately 50 art studios, 4 art galleries and three anchor Hot Shops. Considered to be the first of its kind art center, the Hot Shops provides a perfect artistic atmosphere and encourages interaction and relationships among artistic communities. Check their website for event updates.
This collection, complete with historical accounts and memorabilia, tells the story of how African Americans helped settle the plains. Displays rare photographs and artifacts. Visitors will also learn about the changes in African American life in the years leading up to, during and after the Civil War. The museum was founded in the mid 1970s. The building itself is remarkable. Designed by prominent Nebraska architect Thomas Kimball, it appears on the National Register of Historic Places.
Founded in 1993, this museum is the first in Nebraska dedicated exclusively to Latinos. The art, culture and history featured here represent many countries. Works on display come from both North America and South America. Lectures and classes complement exhibits, while films and slide presentations offer a view into Latino culture. The museum also hosts workshops.