Sheldon Museum of Art


Sheldon Museum of Art

The Sheldon Museum of Art [cite web| url=http://ucommxsrv1.unl.edu/unlnews/public/fmpro?-db=unlnews.fp5&-format=newsrelease.shtml&-lay=unlnews&-recid=34497&-find=| title='Sheldon Museum of Art,' 'Sheldon Art Association' are new names |publisher=University of Nebraska–Lincoln |date=2008-03-07 |accessdate=2008-03-08] is located at 12 & R Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska, on the city campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The Sheldon houses both the Sheldon Art Association collection (founded in 1888 as the Haydon Art Club), and the University of Nebraska collection, initiated in 1929. Together they comprise more than 12,000 works of art in all media. This comprehensive collection of American art includes prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early Modernism, Geometric abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Lyrical Abstraction, Color Field painting, Minimalism and Contemporary Art. The nationally accredited facility is said, in university promotional literature, to have the world's largest collection of 20th century North American art. The Sheldon presents its outstanding American art in a building designed by Philip Johnson.

In the Sculpture Garden, more than 30 monumental sculptures are exhibited year-round and include major works by Gaston Lachaise, Jacques Lipchitz, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, David Smith, William G. Tucker, Bryan Hunt, Mark di Suvero, Michael Heizer, and Richard Serra.

The Sheldon's exhibition program comprises approximately 20 exhibitions per year and focuses on American art in all media. The curatorial staff organizes exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection, many of which circulate nationally. The program also includes exhibitions organized by peer institutions throughout the United States. Educational programs such as symposia, lectures, children’s workshops and tours are organized in conjunction with each exhibition.

References

External links

* [http://www.sheldonartgallery.org/ Sheldon Museum of Art]
* [http://net.unl.edu/nptv/nptv_arts/tornnotebook/2history/his_2.htm NET Television]


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