All receptions take place Friday unless otherwise listed.
Burkholder Project — "Color Scenes and Forgotten Dreams," photography by Bruce Thiel; "Mother's Day Bouquet," Macro photography, Alyssa Williams; "The Muse Manifested in Relief Form," sculptural paintings by Christy Oksmicki; "Happy," paintings and pyrography by Linda Hatfiel; "Things I Love," pastel and acrylics by Ann O'Hara' ; "Nil Sine Numine," photographs by Dimitry Papkov; "Family Images," artwork by Patricia Arendt Anthone, Anita Anthone Pollard, Janellle Anthone, David Anthone, and Renee Anthone Kay. Reception: 5:30-8 p.m., 719 P St.
Chapin Studios and Gallery — New Works, abstract paintings by Kenneth Heimbuch. Reception: 5-9 p.m., 110 S. 14th St.
Constellation Studios — "Worlds Apart: Comix + Fantasy in Prints," featuring Brett Colley, DB Dowd, Victoria Goro-Rapaport, Bob Hall, Liz Hermanson, Dsrren Houser, Trishelle Jeffrey, Brian Johnson, Phoebe Little, Joe Lupo, Josh Norton, Sage Perrott, Jordan Scriber, and Ryan Standfest, Reception: 6-8 p.m., 2055 O St.
Cornhusker Marriott Hotel — Featuring Wendy Jane Bantam, showcasing carving demonstration, plaster relief, Reception: 4-6 p.m., First-floor Atrium, 333 S. 13th St.
Crescent Moon — Featuring artist Leona Barratt, live music by Mike Semrad and Friends. Hours of operation: 7 a.m.-11 p.m., 140 N. 8th St.
Francie & Finch Bookshop — Featuring artists Megan Zuerlein, Paul Hoffman, David Olson and Robert Esquivel, live music by Electric Landscapes from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 130 S. 13th St.
Foundry — Featuring artist Kristin Wilson, snacks and beverages (third floor). Reception: 5-7 p.m., 211 N. 14th St. (Elevator entrance at 1410 O St.).
Gallery 9 — "Projecting Paradigm," featuring new turned wood by Mark Entzminger, mixed media by PJ Peters and wood cutting boards by Larry Schwisow. Reception: 6-9 p.m., 124 S. Ninth St.
Great Plains Art Museum — 6 p.m. Art Talk with Great Plains graduate Baligh Ben Taleb, presenting his research on the “American West and the Indian Claims Commission;” "Montana: Prairies to Peaks," Elizabeth Rubendall, artist in residence, Erin Jones Graf, showcasing printmaking and painting of the rolling hills and home in Montana where she grew up, exhibiting her artwork in the new Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Art Lab; “American West Masters,” featuring works from the permanent collection by artists who were key players in picturing the American West including: Albert Bierstadt, Ernest Berke, Karl Bodmer, Fremont Ellis, William Henry Jackson, Carl Kauba, Fredric Remington, Charles M. Russell, Olaf Wieghorst, and many other artists. Reception: 5-7 p.m., 1155 Q St.
Indigo Bridge Books — Showcasing Lincoln High School Art III class, Artwork in paint, photography, mixed-media and more. Indigo’s wall space in the Wood Room is dedicated to a partnership with Artists on the Edge. Reception: 6-9 p.m., 701 P St.
International Quilt Study Center & Museum — Second annual block party, enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals, games, refreshments and view the exhibits in the museum. Reception: 4-8 p.m., 1523 N. 23rd St.
Keichel Fine Art — Top contemporary artists featuring: Best of Nebraska Opening Reception, highlight of historical and contemporary art from 1860-2019, featuring Aaron Holz, Francisco Souto, Dan Howard, Hal Haloun, Keith Jacobshagen, (first floor); Continuation of the Best of Nebraska, featuring Dale Nichols, Terence Duren, Midwestern contemporary artists and visual presentation by Michael Burton (second floor); Featuring additional contemporary art in a spotlight for Thomas Hart Benton (third floor.) Reception: 6-9 p.m., 1208 O St.
Lux Center for the Arts — Featuring "Temporary Imaginary," by Jen Brockelman. Reception: 5-8 p.m., 2601 N. 48th St.
Metro Gallery — Partnering with the non-profit hub to exhibit the bright, geometric work of artist Kristin Wilson. Reception: 3-7 p.m., 1316 N St.
Nebraska History Museum — Pan Asian History and Heritage Celebration, "Untold Migrant Stories," featuring Lincoln High School Students and author Channy Chhi Laux, performance by the Chinese Classical Musical Ensemble, traditional Asian Food, craft activities and green screen selfie station. Reception: 5-7:30 p.m., 131 Centennial Mall North.
Noyes Art Gallery — Featuring Rachel Brodeur, Rhonda Bruggeman, Jane Chestnut, Barbara Schmidt-Egr, Michele Michaelsen, Karen Griffin, Shawneqa Linder, and Illaamen Pelshaw. Reception: 6-9 p.m., 119 S. Ninth St.
Sheldon Museum of Art — First Friday in Four Courses: Indulge your sweet tooth with ice cream from the University of Nebraska Dairy Store and sample honey from the Bee Lab, if snacking on sugar isn’t your thing, make a piece of cake you can send through the mail, free. Reception: 5-7 p.m., 12th and R streets.
Tugboat Gallery — “Innocent Pleasures,” curated by Lisa Guevara, featuring Jennifer Boe, Larry Buller, Haley Heesacker, Loc Huynh, Danny O’Brien and Patrick Wilkins, Reception: 7-10 p.m., 116 N. 14th St. (second story above Gomez Art Supply.)
III of Cups — "Imaginarium" art by Mandy Vanlaningham, with photography by Kaylin Sherwood, Reception: 7-10 p.m., 116 N. 14th Street, 2nd floor Historic Parrish building, (elevator entrance is on 1410 O St., studio 8.)
Red Deer Studio — DE EXTINCT Sculptures, by Scott Grossenbacher, May 4-5. Reception: 3-6 p.m., 2947 T St.
County-City Exhibition Gallery — "From Miniatures to Monuments," Sondra Johnson, sculptures, on display during hours of operation: Monday-Friday. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 555 S. 10th St.
Elder Gallery — Showcasing the works of students and faculty, art on display during hours of operation: 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 1- 4 p.m., Saturday - Sunday, Nebraska Weslyan University, Rogers Center for the Fine Arts, 51st and Huntington Ave.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: Open House and Open Studios — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, featuring Alison O Daniel, “Heavy Air,” through June 15; Lui Shtini, “Tempos,” through June 15; “Omaha Mural Project,” permanent installation exhibition. 724 South 12th St., Omaha. Beemiscenter.org or 402-341-7130.
Bone Creek Museum of Argrarian Art — Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m; also Sunday 1-4 p.m. Featuring Birger Sanzen, “Land of Color," 575 E St., David City. Bonecreek.org or 402-367-4488.
The Durham Museum — hours of operation vary, check website; "American Experiments," four experiments bringing to life the themes of the American Democracy exhibition including participation, commitment, negotiation, voting, protest, and pluralism, through May 18; "American Democracy: A great leap of faith" A Smithsonian Exhibit, through June 23; "After Promontory, 150 years of Transcontinental Railroading, through July 28, 801 S. 10th St., Omaha. Durhammuseum.org or 402-444-5071.
Joslyn Art Museum — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; also 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. "30 Americans," 60 works by contemporary African American artists focusing on important issues of racial, gender, and sexual identity and ongoing narratives of racial inequality in the United States, this is a paid admission exhibit, however "First Free Weekends" allows visitors to see the exhibit free, during the first weekend of the month on May 4th, exhibit through May 5; Fred Tomaselli’s newspaper paintings transform front pages of the New York Times into lively abstractions, showcasing complex patterns in his art, through May 5, 2200 Dodge St., Omaha. Joslyn.org or 402-342-3300.
Roberta & Bob Rogers Gallery — Art Talk, featuring Jeanette Pasin Sloan, fine art prints, lithography, woodcut and linoleum cuts, often combined, May 9, 7 p.m.; Additional reception, May 10, 5-9 p.m., 1806 Vinton St., Omaha.