Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions


  • Painting–From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art

    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.

  • Sculpting the Human Figure: Barbara Laging and Margarita Worth

    August 8, 2014 thru October 19, 2014

    The Sheldon Museum of Art brings to light sculpture by two Nebraska women artists who worked primarily in the 1950s and 1960s. Barbara Laging and Margarita Worth sculpted in stone, cast bronze, and hard wood yet neither artist was given serious attention in her lifetime. Although their materials differed, the artists shared a common interest in the human figure, primarily the head. Inspired by art history and personal relationships, works by these two sculptors reflect an interest and curiosity in the larger world.

  • Daniel Chauche: Visions of the Future Past in Guatemala

    August 29, 2014 thru January 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.

  • 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.