The Sheldon Museum of Art houses both the Nebraska Art Association collection, founded in 1888, and the University of Nebraska collection, initiated in 1929. Together they comprise one of the most important holdings of American art in the country. Comprising more than 12,000 works in all media, the collection includes prominent examples of nineteenth-century landscape and still life, American impressionism, early modernism, geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, Pop, minimalism, and postmodernism. In the sculpture garden, more than thirty monumental sculptures include major works by Mark di Suvero, Michael Heizer, Gaston Lachaise, Jacques Lipchitz, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Roxy Paine, Richard Serra, David Smith, Tony Smith, and William Tucker. The Sheldon’s exhibition program comprises approximately 15 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. The Sheldon Museum of Art is located at 12 & R Streets in Lincoln, NE.
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