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.
American, born Italy, 1877–1946
Battle of Lights, Coney Island, 1913–14
Oil on canvas
100.2 x 74.5 cm (39 7/16 x 29 5/16 in)
Signed (in script), lower right, in pink paint: Joseph Stella; on verso, upper right: Stella
University of Nebraska, Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable Trust, H-639
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. 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.
Oct. 28, 2014 through Feb. 1, 2015
Each year the Sheldon is the grateful steward of many acquisitions, by purchase, gift, and bequest. Comprised of a sampling of art added to the collection within the past five years, the exhibition pairs and groups works, often in surprising ways, to evoke new meanings. Many of the items on display will be making their first public appearance at the museum.
Sheldon Water Bottle
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- 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