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About Hildegard

The vision for Hildegard Center for the Arts is to be THE Center that bridges cultures and communities through the Arts. It will be a place of creative inspiration where everyone is invited to share in the change we wish for our world!




Interested in a Nebraska-shaped collage print of the winning photos? Perhaps one of the winning mounted prints?  

Contact Tim Wright at Timmy’s Treehouse Print and Sales (Omaha) –  402.770.0065 or email  Visit the website.


NE 150 Celebration Continues!

As part of the third and final year of an exciting initiative called “Bridges,” Hildegard Center for the Arts has unveiled the most amazing exhibit that truly BRIDGES Nebraska history, generations and cultures…just in time for the State’s 150th birthday celebration!  Titled “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future,” this juried photo exhibit includes Ninety-three winning photographs, one from each county, that proudly represent a cross-section of Nebraska. The Sesquicentennial photo exhibit is endorsed by the Nebraska 150 Commission as a “Signature Event” and is traveling to seven regions throughout the state in 2017.  Read more here.

All Aboard! “Bridges” final destination—Durham Museum
November 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018 

Hildegard cordially invites to attend the Grand Finale of the “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future,” hosted at the historic Durham Museum in Omaha November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018. The entire collection of 93 winning photos will be featured during the popular Christmas at Union Station annual celebration. As Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial year comes to a close, what a fitting venue for an exhibit that has linked history, generations and cultures as it has traversed this beautiful state. 

The Durham Museum: 801 S. 10 St., Omaha, NE. 68108  

Hours: Monday (only during Christmas at Union Station) -10AM to 5PM; Tuesday-10AM to 8PM;
Wednesday-Saturday 10AM to 5PM;

Sunday- 1 to 5PM

Sunday, Dec. 3, will be a free admission day for all from 1-5PM.  
Learn more at



Kicking Off HCFA’s New Initiative — C.A.R.E.

Hildegard Center for the Arts is building a strong foundation for our next initiative, titled C.A.R.E. Connecting the Arts to Reach and Enrich. Hildegard Center for the Arts invites you to C.A.R.E. with us!

We want to hear from you. How can Hildegard use the arts to enrich lives and make life in our corner of the world a little better? Are there specific projects you’d like to see implemented in our community? Let us know by emailing us at We look forward to hearing your inspiring ideas.

Bridges Photo Call

This exciting partnership between HCFA, the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society called both amateur and professional photographers to capture images of historic sites and hidden treasures from all 93 Nebraska counties. Over 800 submissions were received!  The end result is an exciting juried exhibit “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future,” a Digital Catalogue, Virtual Gallery, Instructional Resources and Story Map that will tell Nebraska’s story for the state’s Sesquicentennial year. Read more…


The winning photos are featured in a new book published by the Omaha World Herald. Order your copy here!

Art Breaks

A “creative” relief effort for children of Hurricane Harvey

As part of our new C.A.R.E. initiative, Hildegard is partnering with Alpha Media, Lincoln Public Schools, the UNL Center for Civic Engagement, Eagle Printing and Sign and the Lincoln Arts Council for a community wide effort to provide art supplies for children affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  

Beginning September 30, drop off barrels will be available throughout the city of Lincoln to collect art supplies. 100% of all donations will be delivered to those Region V schools devastated by Hurricane Harvey near Beaumont, Texas to give kids a much needed “Art Break.” 

To see a list of suggested art supplies and drop off locations, click here.


Let’s C.A.R.E. together!  Connecting the Arts to Reach and Enrich


Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata

39th Annual Mayor’s Arts Award “Outstanding Event” — Hildegard Center for the Arts’ commissioned work, “Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata,” composed by Emmy Award-winning Chickasaw classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate continues to inspire!

The 25-minute cantata—written for solo baritone, piano and string-sextet, made its world premiere to a sold-out crowd on November 4, 2016, at the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater. It’s been selected for “Outstanding Event of the Year” at the 39th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, held June 7, 2017.  

Hildegard Center for the Arts of Lincoln, together with sponsoring partner, Southeast Community College Division of Humanities, premiered the compelling musical work, using both English and Ponca langauge, to share the timeless story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear with a new generation. Read more…

Who is Hildegard?

The name-sake for Hildegard Center for the Arts is Hildegard von Bingen, a German Abbess who lived the Middle Ages (1098-1179).  She was a prolific writer, theologian and composer who is considered one of the most identifiable woman artists of the Middle Ages. She helped to undo many prejudices of her time and in 2012 was canonized Saint Hildegard and designated a Doctor of the Church. Her contributions to the arts and message of hope, healing and care for the earth make her timeless. Now is the time for Hildegard Center for the Arts! READ MORE >

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