Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our landmark Philip Johnson building and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association.


From the Collection


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.

Summer Family Day Schedule

July 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Admission is free.

1:00 to 3:00 PM

Writing, collage, and book binding activities with the LUX Center for the Arts

1:00 to 3:00 PM

Building with KEVA planks led by Regina Flowers, education director of the Lincoln Children’s Museum

1:00 to 3:00 PM

Movement with dancer Marisol Herling

1:00 to 3:00 PM

Origami crafts

1:30, 2:00, and 2:30 PM

Storytelling with Rita Paskowitz in the exhibition T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun

2:15 PM

Outdoor sculpture tour

Exhibitions and Events

Painting–From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art

through mid July 2014

Featuring of 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.

Depicting Nature: From the Scientific to the Sublime

May 2, 2014 - Aug. 10, 2014

Traveling to eight communities throughout Nebraska, this year's Sheldon Statewide exhibition features early botanical studies, Impressionist landscapes, and modernist photography, presenting the diverse and changing ways artists have explored nature. The paintings, photographs, and prints that comprise this year’s exhibition span 150 years and speak to the enduring fascination of artists and the natural world.

Basil Alkazzi: An Odyssey of Dreams: A Decade of Paintings

May 16, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014

Alkazzi’s enigmatic paintings reference the mystical aspect of nature, reflecting the artist’s ongoing, deep engagement with the spiritual and metaphysical facets of abstraction.

T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun

Jun. 6, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014

This touring exhibition organized by Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota features mixed media works on paper and oil paintings by artist T. L. Solien. Known for cartoon-like and surreal imagery with references to art and cultural history, Solien explores his life, mind, and emotional states as modern man, artist, husband, and father.

Summer Family Day

July 13, 2014

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Kids will write, design, and bind their own books, listen to captivating stories told by Rita Paskowitz, tour Sheldon exhibitions, build with KEVA planks, and cool off from the heat of the season with ice cream from the UNL Dairy Store.

Free and open to all.

Q & A with T. L. Solien

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

5:30 PM

T. L. Solien, whose vibrant new body of work is featured in the current exhibition Toward the Setting Sun, will participate in a Q & A session with Sharon Kennedy, director of education. Solien began this series of collages and paintings after reading Herman Melville's Moby Dick with which he intertwines the story of Ahab's Wife by contemporary author Sena Jeter Naslund.

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