July 5 through August 2013Sheldon Statewide serves communities throughout Nebraska by touring works from Sheldon's permanent collection. Since its inception in 1987, the program has reached more than 325,000 people in 24 Nebraska communities. The exhibition will travel September 2013 thru May 2014.
Fifty Gifts for Fifty Years
July 5 through September 15, 2013This exhibition celebrates the Sheldon Museum of Art’s dedicated community of collectors and donors in Lincoln, across the state of Nebraska, and around the nation and marks the completion of a two-year campaign to acquire fifty works of art to commemorate the museum’s golden anniversary.
"Look for Beauty": Philip Johnson and Art Museum Design
July 12 through October 13, 2013Look for Beauty examines three Johnson-designed museum buildings: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 1960; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1961; and the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (now the Sheldon Museum of Art), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1963. While Johnson (1906-2005) designed several museums and galleries during his long career, these three early projects form a coherent trio to study the arc of Johnson’s developing personal aesthetic that wed International Style modernism to historical architectural references.
The Glass House
July 12 through September 2013As part of Sheldon's ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations Irish artist Eamon O’Kane will construct a scale model of the Philip Johnson Glass House in the Great Hall. O’Kane’s simple wood structure will allow visitors to walk into and around it as it will be open on all sides. Within it a plasma screen will show an animation of Glass House set in nature. The structure’s unveiling will coincide with the exhibition “Look for Beauty” that examines Johnson’s three museum structures: Munson Williams Proctor, Amon Carter, and Sheldon Museum of Art.
Painting–From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art
August 2013 through mid July 2014In honor of the Sheldon Museum of Art's 50th anniversary, the museum is publishing an all-new catalog of its impressive paintings collection, featuring 125 major works along with smart, engaging entries by a team of respected scholars. In celebration of this important publication, Sheldon will re-open its permanent collection galleries in the summer of 2013 with an installation of some of its most beloved and iconic paintings, including 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, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol; and paintings by both emerging artists and giants in the contemporary field, including Dan Christensen, Hung Liu, Patssi Valdez, and Philemona Williamson. This survey of Sheldon's paintings will allow visitors to re-engage with old favorites while experiencing new ones, all freshly interpreted based on new discoveries and research.