Paul Mpagi Sepuya; Figure (0X5A0918), 2019; Archival pigment print; 75 x 50 inches; Edition 1 of 5; Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles; Photo: Jeff McLane.

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12/08/20 • Day 86 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends

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The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts offers three new solo exhibitions opening in December featuring artists Maria Antelman, Joey Fauerso and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. The exhibit, curated together under the rubric of Intimate Actions, is centered on the theme of intimacy, representations of the body and its connections to space, surroundings and relationships. Intimate Actions will first stream a virtual opening, on Thursday, December 10, from 8 to 9 p.m. at and

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Today we have stories about a robbery at Dundee Bank, Douglas County’s struggle with distributing COVID-19 aid and Gov. Ricketts urging diligence in the fight against COVID-19.

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  • Omaha police are investigating a robbery at Dundee Bank.
  • As of Dec. 7, Douglas County administrators said there is $10 million left to address challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • An explosion and resulting fire Tuesday morning leveled a house near 51st and M Streets.
Around the State
  • A defense attorneys in the Aubrey Trail case has the coronavirus.
  • Gov. Ricketts urged diligence to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals.


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Worth a Thousand Words: The Photography of Rudy Smith

The late Rudy Smith spent more than half a century documenting the Black experience through his award-winning photojournalism. A book of his Omaha Black community images was published shortly after his death in 2019. On Sunday Dec. 13 at 4 p.m., a one-day-only live exhibit and panel discussion of his work will contextualize the impact Smith and his work made as part of O-pa’s “Voices AMPLIFIED!” series. Links are available one week prior to the event at

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