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.



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Exhibitions and Events

Painting–From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art

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.

The Romance of the Moon: Science Fiction Invades Art

May 1, 2015 through August 9, 2015

The Romance of the Moon: Science Fiction Invades Art explores several themes commonly found in the literary genre, including space exploration, environmental crisis, the cosmic uncanny, the relationship between human and machine, close encounters, and creative invention. This constellation of interests manifests itself in a variety of media through abstraction, realism, hyperbole, and humor.

Visual Cather: The Writer's Pictorial Imagination

May 19, 2015 through August 30, 2015

Willa Cather (1873–1947) was a dedicated viewer: of performance; of places; and also of fine art and architecture. Her fiction, her journalism, and her letters are filled with references and allusions to works that provoked and inspired her. Scholars have recently begun to appreciate just how powerful a cultural critic Cather was—with her deep and informed interest in a range of cultural production, not only literature. This exhibition focuses on Cather’s personal and professional interest in art—from being influenced by late nineteenth-century French painting, to diligently editorializing the illustrations for her novels and artfully crafting her own image as a literary icon.

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Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art
In this volume, the Sheldon Museum of Art presents more than one hundred examples from its distinguished photography collection, which contains nearly twenty-five hundred objects. Encompassing the full range of photographic history, Encounters showcases recognized masterpieces, recent acquisitions, and rarely seen treasures by a diverse range of artists.
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