The Sheldon Art Gallery is located in the middle of Nembraska University in the Lincoln campus. Sheldon art gallery is also called as the ‘Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery’ because it serves as a memorial to Mary Frances Sheldon. It was formally opened as Art Gallery on 16th May, 1963. It is located at 12 & R Streets in Lincoln, NE 68588-0300.
About Sheldon Art Gallery:
The Sheldon art gallery comprises both the 1888 Nebraska art association collection and the University of Nebraska collection. Both parts of the gallery make about 12,000 artworks on almost all media. The assembled collection of American art includes works of American Impressionism, early Modernism, 19th century landscape and still life, Abstract Expressionism, minimalism, geometric abstraction, and pop and contemporary art. The Sheldon art gallery hosts at least twenty art exhibitions every year. All these exhibitions focus mainly on American artworks on several media.
The curatorial staff of the gallery organizes exhibitions which are drawn from the gallery’s permanent collections.
Permanent Collections Of Sheldon Art Gallery:
The Sheldon Art Gallery is considered as a source of extensive American art collection in the U.S. The gallery’s permanent collection includes over 12.000 objects including the works of Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe. It has one beautiful portrait of Mrs. R.H.Lee made by the artist Robert Henri. In the sculpture garden of the Sheldon art gallery there are over thirty monumental sculptures which are exhibited every year. The sculpture garden of the Sheldon art gallery represent works of sculpture from the beginning of 20th century till date. In the collections the names of the artists represented include Gaston Lachaise, Tom Otterness, Coosje van Bruggen, Juan Hamilton, Mark di Suvero, William Zorach, Richard Serra, Roxy Paine and Claes Oldenberg.
The common gallery hours are, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12 noon through 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the gallery remains closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.