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The Union for Contemporary Art


Now Open in the Blue Lion // Co-Op Workshops, Fine Print Series, and The Divine Order of Becoming

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The Union for Contemporary Art


Now Open in the Blue Lion // Co-Op Workshops, Fine Print Series, and The Divine Order of Becoming

AT THE UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, WE UNITE ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNITY TO INSPIRE POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE

WE PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO LOCAL ARTISTS

  • Fellowship program
  • Exhibitions of contemporary work
  • Access to equipment and studio space
  • Professional development for artists
  • Opportunities for greater community engagement

WE CONNECT NORTH OMAHA YOUTH TO THE ARTS

  • Mentorship in various genres, including visual + performing arts
  • Access to materials and space
  • Connections with professional artists
  • Programs for both kids and parents

WE WORK TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY

  • North Omaha Tool Library
  • Abundance Garden Project
  • Neighborhood Arts
  • Collaborative events with community partners
  • Utilizing the arts as a vehicle for social justice
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The divine order of becoming

The Union is proud to present the very first performance by our Performing Arts Collective (PAC).

In the darkest moment of her life, Erica is overtaken by a deluge of memories of her life with her mother, Eva. Written by the award-winning actor, playwright, and director Carla Stillwell, The Divine Order of Becoming portrays the relationship between a mother and daughter as it unfolds with joy, angst, fear, and finally forgiveness, as Erica realizes her mother's strength and humanity.

Running January 20th - February 5th

Catch a preview and meet the playwright, Carla, at our grand opening event on January 14th from 11AM to 4PM.

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Try a little tenderness // alexandria smith

Alexandria Smith explores the transformative girlhood experiences that shape the women we become as she illuminates the complexities of Black identity.

Smith is the first recipient of Wanda D. Ewing Commission, a new Union initiative that supports the production and presentation of new work by a woman artist of the African diaspora.

Exhibition runs from January 14th through March 25th. Admission is free and open to the public

>> Meet Alexandria during our grand opening event on January 14th from 11AM to 4PM

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Celebrate our new home with us!

We’ve spent the past 2 ½ years building a spectacular new home for The Union of Contemporary Art in the completely renovated, historic Blue Lion — and we can’t wait to share the end result with you! Bring your family and friends out to North 24th and Lake Streets for a day-long celebration of the arts — the afternoon will be filled with performances, artist demos, youth activities, tours and opportunities to meet our new team members and Fellows.

The Union for Contemporary Art
2423 North 24th Street
Omaha | Nebraska

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YOUR GIFT MATTERS

Your donation does more than help purchase supplies and keep the lights on.... it allows the arts to become a bridge, connecting our diverse community in innovative and meaningful to create a stronger, more inclusive Omaha. Please consider making a donation to support the arts in our community.