Westward O — A City-Wide Celebration of the American West
Fall 2015 through Spring 2016
Arts organizations across Omaha are presenting exhibitions, performances, and events related to the American West, fall 2015 through spring 2016. These extraordinary offerings are collectively showcased under the title Westward O, a campaign of collaborative public programming and local and regional promotion.
An exhibition of masterpieces of Western painting and Plains Indians artifacts at Joslyn Art Museum and an exhibition celebrating the history of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West at The Durham Museum head the schedule. These visual experiences are punctuated in 2016 by an Opera Omaha presentation of Puccini’s beloved La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) and an Omaha Symphony chamber series program of sweeping works by American composers. In early 2016, Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater presents a series of nearly a dozen films focused on the mythologizing of the American West. The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra Spring Concert will include music by Aaron Copland. Also this spring, Ballet Nebraska presents Momentum, its award-winning “mixed repertory” program, this year inspired by the spirit and stories of the American West.
Check this website for updates, including additional events and joint partner programs, and experience “all things West in Omaha”! Join in the conversation at #westwardomaha