Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions


  • 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.

  • Picturing Nebraska

    Traveling Nebraska communities through June 8, 2014

    In Falls City March 7–April 6, 2014.

    This exhibition highlights 14 artists in the Sheldon Museum of Art’s permanent collection whose works interpret the experience of life on the Great Plains. Globalization may have eroded the significance of distance and space, but the places in which we live still remain personal and meaningful.


    Picturing Nebraska explores the ways in which artists have depicted the state and asks viewers to examine its role in their own lives. Early photographs by John Anderson and Solomon Butcher, landscape images by Keith Jacobshagen and Karen Kunc, and photographs by Binh Danh and Wright Morris are included, among other works. A portion of University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor Liz Ingraham’s project Mapping Nebraska is also on view.



  • Art that Binds: Books from the Blue Heron Press

    January 10, 2014 thru April 27, 2014

    "Art that Binds: Books from the Blue Heron Press" is a selection of contemporary artists’ books from the collection of printmaker Karen Kunc, University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor of art.

  • ArtWork: Art and Labor

    January 24, 2014 thru May 25, 2014

    Labor as an issue has recently re-emerged in public discourse, from collective bargaining and worker’s pensions to the Occupy movement and the One Percent. Relevant for its timeliness, ArtWork explores labor’s historical origins, examining it as an ideology, practice, and subject through a selection of works ranging from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution through the 1950s.

  • Mary Riepma Ross: A Personal Collection

    January 31, 2014 thru May 11, 2014

    This exhibit features works bequeathed to the Sheldon by Mary Riepma Ross, one of Lincoln's greatest benefactors and arts patrons.