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.

Lincoln PhotoFest 2015

A Community-wide Celebration of Photography







Lincoln PhotoFest is a community-wide celebration of photography, coordinated by Sheldon Museum of Art, that provides viewers the opportunity to experience a broad range of photographic styles and strategies. It features exhibitions by local, national, and international artists in fifteen venues across the city.
To view a list of venues, click here.
To download a PDF list of Lincoln PhotoFest 2015 venues, click here.

Exhibitions and Events

Bracketing the Reading: Thinking Through Photography

February 20, 2015 through May 17, 2015

This exhibition presents objects from the Sheldon collection that have involved camera usage during some point of the creative process. Offered a setting that is as much a laboratory as gallery, visitors are invited to explore the works through lines of inquiry that result in unexpected groupings and bring new contexts to familiar images by artists including Tom Wesselmann, Catherine Opie, Norman Rockwell, and Diane Arbus.

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.

A New Line of Thinking: Recent Sculpture by Robert Schatz

January 16, 2015 through April 26, 2015

This project foregrounds a shift in aesthetic direction by New York-based artist Robert Schatz. Themes of ecology exist alongside considerations of engineering and mindfulness. Complemented by a selection of related works on paper, this grouping of, at turns, elegant and whimsical sculptures will make its debut at Sheldon.

Will Wilson: Critical Indigenous Photograph Exchange

February 6 through May 10, 2015

Sheldon’s offering for PhotoFest 2015 presents a selection of recent work by Native American photographer Will Wilson, who was born in San Francisco and raised in the Navajo Nation. His work combines nineteenth-century processes with digital technology to stimulate dialogue around “photographic exchange” as it pertains to Native Americans. Through a series of ongoing performances—under the general title Critical Indigenous Photograph Exchange—the artist engages in questions about identity, multiculturalism, and Americanness.

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