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

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From the Collection

Invocation

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.



Wally Mason selected as new Sheldon Museum of Art director


Wally Mason, director and chief curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, will become director of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Oct. 15, UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced.

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Exhibitions and Events

Painting–From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art

through mid July 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.

T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun

Jun. 6, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014

This touring exhibition organized by Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota features mixed media works on paper and oil paintings by artist T. L. Solien. Known for cartoon-like and surreal imagery with references to art and cultural history, Solien explores his life, mind, and emotional states as modern man, artist, husband, and father.

Sculpting the Human Figure: Barbara Laging and Margarita Worth

Aug. 8, 2014 - Oct. 19, 2014

The Sheldon Museum of Art brings to light sculpture by two Nebraska women artists who worked primarily in the 1950s and 1960s. Barbara Laging and Margarita Worth sculpted in stone, cast bronze, and hard wood yet neither artist was given serious attention in her lifetime. Although their materials differed, the artists shared a common interest in the human figure, primarily the head. Inspired by art history and personal relationships, works by these two sculptors reflect an interest and curiosity in the larger world.

Daniel Chauche: Visions of the Future Past in Guatemala

Aug. 29, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015

The Sheldon Museum of Art is collaborating with Daniel Chauche to present the first museum exhibition of his photographs in the United States. Chauche, who has been photographing Guatemala since late 1975, presents a cultural, historical, and political narrative through his own unique gaze, creating images that are both anthropological and deeply personal.

Daniel Chauche Gallery Talk

Aug. 29, 2014

5:30 PM

Artist Daniel Chauche presents a gallery talk on his work to photograph iconic images of everyday life in Guatemala that will be representative reflections of times gone by for future generations.

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