Sheldon Museum of Art


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Catalog for exhibition, Sheldon Museum of Art, January 18–May 7, 2017


Compilation and text copyright 2017 Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, 12th and R Streets, Lincoln, NE 68588


The museum invited fifteen individuals from the university community—faculty, students, staff, administrators—to each choose a photograph from Sheldon’s permanent collection and write a brief reflection on or response to the work. The selected images span history, genres, and styles, just as the participants represent diverse intellectual and creative interests on campus. Equally varied are the reflections themselves. Some participants describe qualities that have drawn them to particular images; others consider the ways art provides a fresh lens for their specialized work in other disciplines.


Monte Gerlach Rising Form

Sarah Charlesworth Candle

Stanley Truman Joinery, Coloma, California

Carrie Mae Weems Kitchen Table Series

Ansel Adams Ranch House Near Carson City, Nevada, Winter

Harold Edgerton Wes Fesler Kicking a Football

Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California

Frank Gohlke Landscape—Grain Elevator and Lightning Flash, Lamesa, Texas

Mark Ruwedel Virginia and Truckee #1

Robert Adams Colorado Springs, Colorado

Alan Cohen Robert Morris 134-7

Henry Holmes Smith Death of Punch

Gordon Parks Willie Causey and Family, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956

Dorothea Lange Pathan Warrior Tribesman, Khyber Pass

Judy Dater Kathleen Kelly