Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our landmark Philip Johnson building and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association.
- Norman Geske, 1915–2014
Mike Hare and Anne Pagel (September 9, 2014)
- Wally Mason selected as new Sheldon Museum of Art director
Steve Smith, University Communications (August 13, 2014)
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.
Lincoln PhotoFest 2015
A Community-wide Celebration of Photography
Lincoln PhotoFest is a community-wide celebration of photography, coordinated by Sheldon Museum of Art, that provides viewers the opportunity to experience a broad range of photographic styles and strategies. It features exhibitions by local, national, and international artists in fifteen venues across the city.
To view a list of venues, click here.
To download a PDF list of Lincoln PhotoFest 2015 venues, click here.
Exhibitions and Events
through July 12, 2015
Featuring some of the museum's most beloved and iconic paintings, the exhibition includes nineteenth-century masterpieces by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, and Benjamin West; iconic pictures by twentieth-century artists such as Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Barnett Newman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Joseph Stella, and Andy Warhol; and paintings by both emerging artists and giants in the contemporary field, including Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Ed Ruscha, Hung Liu, Patssi Valdez, and William T. Williams.
Through February 8
In addition to collecting, preserving and studying objects, a museum provides a forum in which objects' stories are told. In that vein, Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents "Things Speak: Storied Objects from Lincoln Collections," an exhibition assembled from the collections of 12 of the city's public collections.
Oct. 28, 2014 through Feb. 1, 2015
Each year the Sheldon is the grateful steward of many acquisitions, by purchase, gift, and bequest. Comprised of a sampling of art added to the collection within the past five years, the exhibition pairs and groups works, often in surprising ways, to evoke new meanings. Many of the items on display will be making their first public appearance at the museum.
January 16, 2015 through April 26, 2015
This project foregrounds a shift in aesthetic direction by New York-based artist Robert Schatz. Themes of ecology exist alongside considerations of engineering and mindfulness. Complemented by a selection of related works on paper, this grouping of, at turns, elegant and whimsical sculptures will make its debut at Sheldon.
February 6, 2015 through May 10, 2015
Sheldon’s offering for PhotoFest 2015 presents a selection of recent work by Native American photographer Will Wilson, who was born in San Francisco and raised in the Navajo Nation. His work combines nineteenth-century processes with digital technology to stimulate dialogue around “photographic exchange” as it pertains to Native Americans. Through a series of ongoing performances—under the general title Critical Indigenous Photograph Exchange—the artist engages in questions about identity, multiculturalism, and Americanness.
Sheldon Water Bottle
Go green and stay chic with a Sheldon Museum of Art glass water bottle.
$13.49 for members
$14.99 for nonmembers
- 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