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Photo Provided by Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center

By Lindsay Tague

Art Museum Provides Inside Look at Overcoming Adversity

December 12th, 2023

Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center offers a source of collaboration and opportunities to students, faculty and staff with the broader community around the subjects of art, Holocaust education, and human rights. Samuel Bak himself, the artist of the pieces available to see at the museum, picked Omaha to be a home for his art.  

Bak’s decision resulted in a 512 plus piece collection donated to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Hillary Nather-Detisch is the Executive Director at the Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center. She says there are plans to grow the museum, making it more accessible for the community.

The museum rotates different exhibitions being showcased often, in order to ensure all the artwork is getting time to be seen. The layout of every exhibition is carefully designed.

After discussion on what themes of artwork may fit in relevance with what’s happening within the community, new pieces are selected, and the next show is curated. However, the museum likes to give viewers an opportunity to enjoy the work, and not become overwhelmed.

The next exhibition opening up at the museum is based on an important decision Samuel Bak had made in his life. Becoming A Witness opens on January 24. The museum is always free to the public. To find out more about upcoming events and exhibitions at the Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center, visit their page on 


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