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.



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.

12:00 PM
Welcome and music by Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

12:30 PM
Performances by Heritage Language students from Lincoln Public Schools

1:30 PM
Music by Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

2:30 PM
Folkloric dance by Orgullo Latino and Fiesta Mexicana of the Heartland

3:00 PM
Music by Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

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.

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.

Things Speak: Storied Objects from Lincoln Collections

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.

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