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.

  • The Romance of the Moon: Science Fiction Invades Art

    May 1, 2015 through August 9, 2015

    The Romance of the Moon: Science Fiction Invades Art explores several themes commonly found in the literary genre, including space exploration, environmental crisis, the cosmic uncanny, the relationship between human and machine, close encounters, and creative invention. This constellation of interests manifests itself in a variety of media through abstraction, realism, hyperbole, and humor.

  • Visual Cather: The Writer's Pictorial Imagination

    May 19, 2015 through August 30, 2015

    Willa Cather (1873–1947) was a dedicated viewer: of performance; of places; and also of fine art and architecture. Her fiction, her journalism, and her letters are filled with references and allusions to works that provoked and inspired her. Scholars have recently begun to appreciate just how powerful a cultural critic Cather was—with her deep and informed interest in a range of cultural production, not only literature. This exhibition focuses on Cather’s personal and professional interest in art—from being influenced by late nineteenth-century French painting, to diligently editorializing the illustrations for her novels and artfully crafting her own image as a literary icon.