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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

801 3rd Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410

 402-874-9600

 402-874-9600

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The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, a residency program established in 2001, is an ideal setting for working artists looking for a respite to concentrate on their work. In addition to the residency program, KHN  exhibits the work of Nebraska-based artists in their gallery.  During monthly Third Thursday Open Studio events the public can listen to the writers read from their work and music composers play compositions. Visual artists invite guests into their studios.  The KHN Center builds on its reputation as a renowned artist residency program to expand the public’s appreciation and awareness of the arts.

The residency hosts more than 60 working artists each year,  including  visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Each finds privacy in which to create along with ample opportunities to interact with fellow artists in a friendly community. The KHN Center houses up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks.

The KHN Center is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Kimmel legacy looks back to when John Kimmel acquired the Kimmel Farms in Nebraska City in the 1850s. Some 75 years later, his grandson, Richard P. Kimmel, assumed management of the family farms and in 1925 established the Kimmel Orchard just outside the city. In a lifetime devoted to care of the land, both Richard and his wife, Laurine, herself a painter, committed themselves to the development of their community and the best in human endeavor. The foundation they established now provides important support to charitable causes in Nebraska and Iowa with highest priority given to proposals in education, the arts, agriculture, human services and the humanities. Endeavors undertaken by the foundation in Nebraska City such as the Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard, the Kimmel Education Research Center, the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts continue to bring the dreams of Richard and Laurine to life.


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  • Monday
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

801 3rd Corso
Nebraska City, NE, 68410

 402-874-9600

 Visit our website