Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions


  • 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.

  • Things Speak: Storied Objects from Lincoln Collections

    September 16, 2014 through February 8, 2015

    An object is usually judged by its outward appearance and function, but its cultural value or significance is increased once the story associated with it is told. Things Speak emphasizes the power of objects and their stories. Institutions throughout Lincoln have selected extraordinary pieces from their collections for inclusion in this collaborative exhibition. The end result will be a diverse and unique presentation that conveys the importance of storytelling and highlights the cultural depth of the city’s public collections.

  • Dialogues: Recent Acquisitions of the Sheldon Museum of Art

    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.

  • 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.