Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our landmark Philip Johnson building and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association.
- Ross bequest strengthens Sheldon collection
L. Kent Wolgamott / Lincoln Journal Star (February 23, 2014)
- New sculpture sprouts at Sheldon Museum
L. Kent Wolgamott, Photo by Gwyneth Roberts / Lincoln Journal Star (January 26, 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.
"Artist, Cartoonist or Illustrator?:
Self-Image in the Visual Culture of 'The Book'"
Tuesday, March 11 • 5:30 PM
Doug Dowd, professor of art and cultural studies at Washington University in St. Louis, lectures in conjunction with the exhibition Art that Binds: Books from the Blue Heron Press.
Dowd's work as a writer, illustrator, animator, and printmaker addresses the contemporary social landscape and is included the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Fogg Museum at Harvard University.
Exhibitions and Events
through mid July 2014
Featuring of 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.
Traveling Nebraska communities through June 8, 2014
In Falls City March 7–April 6, 2014.
This exhibition highlights 14 artists in the Sheldon Museum of Art’s permanent collection whose works interpret the experience of life on the Great Plains. Globalization may have eroded the significance of distance and space, but the places in which we live still remain personal and meaningful.
Picturing Nebraska explores the ways in which artists have depicted the state and asks viewers to examine its role in their own lives. Early photographs by John Anderson and Solomon Butcher, landscape images by Keith Jacobshagen and Karen Kunc, and photographs by Binh Danh and Wright Morris are included, among other works. A portion of University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor Liz Ingraham’s project Mapping Nebraska is also on view.
Jan. 10, 2014 - Mar. 23, 2014
This exhibition, organized by students in Prof. Alison Stewart’s “History of Prints: New Media of the Renaissance” class, explores how societies and styles changed over the course of Early Modern Europe (1500-1800) from the time of the advent of printing on paper to the Industrial Revolution through little-seen printed masterpieces from Sheldon’s collection.
Jan. 10, 2014 - Apr. 27, 2014
"Art that Binds: Books from the Blue Heron Press" is a selection of contemporary artists’ books from the collection of printmaker Karen Kunc, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor of art.
Jan. 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Labor as an issue has recently re-emerged in public discourse, from collective bargaining and worker’s pensions to the Occupy movement and the One Percent. Relevant for its timeliness, ArtWork explores labor’s historical origins, examining it as an ideology, practice, and subject through a selection of works ranging from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution through the 1950s.
Jan. 31, 2014 - May 11, 2014
This exhibit features works bequeathed to the Sheldon by Mary Riepma Ross, one of Lincoln's greatest benefactors and arts patrons.
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