Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our landmark Philip Johnson building and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association.
- Fifty Has Seldom Looked So Good Bared
Willard Spiegelman, The Wall Street Journal (May 7, 2013)
- Sheldon becomes "The Naked Museum"
L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star (May 4, 2013)
From the Collection
Oil on canvas
Invocation was acquired in honor of the Sheldon's 50th anniversary and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association.
Exhibitions and Events
May through June 2013
A return of the muses to the museum. Poetry, music, drama, history, dance, and a later muse, performance art.
Celebrate the home of the muses, the site of inspiration, and the beauty of place that is the Sheldon Museum of Art.
To focus on Sheldon's Philip Johnson–designed building during the commemoration of its 50th anniversary, all artwork has been removed from the galleries and Great Hall.
Guidebooks created by students in the UNL College of Architecture will be available for self-paced tours of the museum's architectural details.
May 16, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Members of the Sheldon Art Association are invited to the 125th annual membership meeting of the Sheldon Art Association. Celebrate the SAA's 125th anniversary and the museum's 50th anniversary with classic cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Please RSVP for this free member event by May 13 to Monica Babcock at 402-472-2463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not a member? Contact Jennifer Cantrell to join and RSVP for the event at 402-472-1454 or email@example.com.
May 17, 2013
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
New York–based performance artist Charley Friedman, a Lincoln native, offers a special guided tour of the Sheldon building as alter ego Bitzalel Friedemann.
May 18, 2013
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
OmniArts nebraska welcomes you to an open rehearsal of Temporal Sculpture, choreography celebrating the beauty of the human form in motion and the elegance of Sheldon's architecture to be performed on May 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.
May 19, 2013
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Bring a craft project and work in the company of other creative people. Dry media including beading, crochet, knitting, needlework, paper crafts, and rug hooking are welcome; paint and other wet media are not permitted. Supplies not provided.
May 21 and 28
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Angels Theatre Company presents Troika Strata: One Play, Three Views in Sheldon's galleries. Prepare for a month of mystery as one story is told three ways in three different spaces on three nights. $10 admission.
Weekdays, May 21 through June 7, 2013
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join UNL Professor of Sculpture, Santiago Cal, and his class as they use the space of Sheldon as a classroom to explore the figure. Morning sessions at Sheldon will be spent studying figurative works from the museum's collection and creating Sculpture for the Touch (works by students).
May 23, 2013
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
UNL School of Music professor Paul Barnes performs a retrospective of Philip Glass's minimalist compositions.
Jun. 1, 2013
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Sheldon Art Association and Honorary Chair Mike Seacrest invite you to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association and the 50th anniversary of Sheldon's Philip Johnson–designed building. Enjoy live music, small plates, and anniversary cocktails in a stunning setting.
For more information, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or to reserve tickets, contact Jennifer Cantrell at 402-472-1454 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or order your tickets online at sheldonartmuseum.org/tickets.
June 4 through June 26, 2013
various dates and times
Interact with a wall-sized electronic canvas, leaving your own mark, temporarily, on the walls of Sheldon's galleries. Project designed by UNL Assistant Professor Anita Sarma and students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
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- Introduction to the Sheldon Museum of Art
00:01:37, November 1, 2011
- Dan Howard Drawing Demonstration
00:00:49, July 25, 2011
- Audio-Video Clip of Agency of Time
00:00:39, August 15, 2008