Best Gallery Or Museum In Nebraska: Kiechel Fine Art / 2020 American Art Awards

Thom Bierdz
3 min readJun 8, 2020

For 12 years, American Art Awards has decided the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America. Among the criteria: years in business, industry reputation, online activity, location, size, exhibits, educational programs, represented artists and references from artists, clients and visitors. Each year only one gallery or museum per state in 25 states is selected.

American Art Awards: “Kiechel Fine Art is a three-floor towering showplace exhibiting the top Midwestern Contemporary artists as well as 19th & 20th century American Art. Their endless inventory of Old Master & Contemporary originals and prints make this a favorite of collectors nationwide. This is a full service gallery, placing works in some of the top private, corporate and public collections across the United States, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago Art Institute, Smithsonian Institution and Crystal Bridges. Located in the heart of historic downtown Lincoln, and currently showcasing three unique gallery experiences, the Kiechel facility itself is a work of art. The American Art Awards is proud to proclaim Kiechel Fine Art the Best Gallery or Museum in Nebraska, 2020, and one of the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America.”


Kiechel Fine Art, established in 1986, specializes in 19th and 20th century American Art, Old Master and Contemporary prints, as well as regional and national contemporary art. They represent the estates of several notable artists and private family trusts. The gallery offers the highest level of services including art consultation and certified appraisal.


Top Regionalist Artists; John Steuart Curry, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Dale Nichols, Roger Medearis — among many others, Kiechel also represents many of the top Midwestern Contemporary artists like Keith Jacobshagen, Francisco Souto, Dan Howard, Eddie Dominguez, Aaron Holz, Jenny Kruger, Anthony Benton Gude & Hal Holoun. Kiechel also represents the estates of John Steuart Curry, James Eisentrager, Thomas Coleman and others.

The staff of Kiechel Fine Art provides for their clientele private & public art consultations, art estate management, art packaging & installation, & long­‐term art storage. Director Buck Kiechel is an ISA CAPP certified appraiser and member of the IFPDA.

OPEN Mondays and Saturdays by appointment, Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Please contact the gallery for info.


Web Site:

Address: 1208 ‘O’ Street Lincoln, NE 68508 / Phone: 402.420.9553

VIDEO OF GALLERY HERE: annually awards 25 museums and galleries in spring, and with their critique in autumn, awards 300 artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).




Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.