Exhibition: “Painting—From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art”

Date: Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sheldon Museum of Art
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In honor of the dual anniversary of the Sheldon Museum of Art and its dedicated support group, the Sheldon Art Association, the museum is publishing an all-new catalog of its impressive paintings collection. The catalog features 125 major works to mark the 125 years of the Sheldon Art Association’s partnership with the University of Nebraska, accompanied by 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 Philemonia 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.

Support for this exhibition comes from the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation Exhibition and Programs Fund, the Sheldon Art Association, the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Publication of the forthcoming catalog was assisted by a gift from the H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund and by a grant from the Friends of the University of Nebraska Press.

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