Jun Kaneko is a prolific artist working across disciplines and who is known for his large scale ceramic sculptures. He and and his wife Ree initially decided to buy three empty industrial building on Jones Street as a place to store his work. Very quickly, they realized that they could do a lot more and give back to the community of Omaha by creating the Kaneko Center, a place to explore creativity in relationship to art, science and philosophy.
In May 2009, the center served as a venue for Big Omaha, a conference gathering forward-thinking creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators. See our interview with Jeff Slobotski and Dusty Davidson, the founders and organizers of the event.
The center also includes the Kaneko/UNO (University of Nebraska in Omaha) art and design library that serves as place to stimulate creativity and the imagination of local residents.