Some Place… Not Too Far Away: Bruce and Jean Conner at the University of NebraskaJanuary 20, 2016 through May 8, 2016
Bruce Conner (BFA 1956) and Jean Sandstedt (BFA 1955) met in a painting class at the University of Nebraska. They married in 1957 and remained together until Bruce’s death in 2008. This exhibition examines the sustained influence of the University of Nebraska art department—as well as the surrounding political, cultural, and geographic environments—on these two artists.
Drawn from Sheldon’s permanent collection and supplemented by pieces from the Conner Family Trust and local public and private collections, the exhibition includes works from the 1950s and 1960s by the Conners and their professors: Rudy Pozzatti, LeRoy Burket, and David Seyler.
Support for this exhibition and its programming has been provided by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.
Download a gallery guide for this exhibition here.