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.
Día de los Muertos
Sunday, November 2
Noon to 4 PM
Inspired by the music and kite festivals of Guatemala, Sheldon’s eighth annual Día de los Muertos family day features the marimba ensemble of Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim.
In addition to family-friendly art-making activities and traditional foods, the event includes performances by Heritage Language students from the Lincoln Public Schools and folkloric dance by the troupes Fiesta Mexicana of the Heartland and Orgullo Latino.
Welcome and music by Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim
Performances by Heritage Language students from Lincoln Public Schools
Music by Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim
Folkloric dance by Orgullo Latino and Fiesta Mexicana of the Heartland
Music by Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim
Exhibitions and Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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