Michael Phipps Gallery
The Michael Phipps Gallery has hosted exhibits for Omaha area residents and guests since 1997. Located on the first floor of W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., the gallery is open during normal library hours and is free to the public.
The gallery is named in honor of former library director Michael Phipps. Phipps was named library director in 1983, and served until he resigned in August 1992, due to failing health, but continued to work from home until his death on October 31, 1992. Citing many accomplishments throughout Phipps’ tenure as director, the staff and board agreed that naming the gallery in tribute to Phipps was appropriate. His contributions to Omaha Public Library, his love of the arts, and his dedication to the Omaha community continue to inspire today.
The space has provided opportunities to showcase local and national talent, as well as feature exhibits on important social and historical issues and events. Local artists are invited through a Call For Artists to participate in exhibitions that celebrate literacy and the power of story. Exhibitions may be displayed for up to three months and are scheduled up to a year in advance.