Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our landmark Philip Johnson building and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association.


From the Collection


Lee Krasner
American, 1908-1984

Invocation, 1970-71
Oil on canvas

Invocation was acquired in honor of the Sheldon's 50th anniversary and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association.

Taking Time

An exhibition of video art presented by the Sheldon Museum of Art in collaboration with Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development, Outpost 12 Studios, and WRK.

The exhibition comprises three programs screening in rotation each day at 12:00, 6:00, and 9:00 p.m. on The Cube at The Railyard on Canopy Street.

Video still from Rob Carter's Metropolis.

Exhibitions and Events

Painting–From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art

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.

Picturing Nebraska

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.

Art that Binds: Books from the Blue Heron Press

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.

ArtWork: Art and Labor

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.

Mary Riepma Ross: A Personal Collection

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.

Taking Time

Apr. 4, 2014 - Jun. 15, 2014

Each day at 12:00, 6:00, and 9:00 PM

An exhibition of video art at The Cube in The Railyard Lincoln presented by the Sheldon Museum of Art in collaboration with Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development, Outpost12 Studios, and WRK Real Estate, LLC.

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