The Sheldon Museum of Art is an art gallery and museum located in Lincoln, Nebraska and houses two different attractions in the area - the University of Nebraska art collections, which started in 1929, and the Sheldon Art Association collections, established in 1888.
The museum contains a total of 12,000 artworks coming from different mediums including paintings and sculptures. The museum contains a respectable amount of American works of art including landscape imagery and still life portraits drawn or painted by 19th century artists. There Sheldon museum?s collection also features artworks from various styles and disciplines including American impressionism, early modernism, abstract expressionism, pop art, contemporary art, minimalism, lyrical abstraction, geometric abstraction and color field paintings.
The Sheldon Museum of Art is also a nationally accredited facility is also believed to have the biggest number of collections from North American artists.
Even the building where the Sheldon Museum of Art stands also features artistic designs and approaches as it was designed by award winning architect Philip Johnson. The museum?s exterior also features 30 monument sized sculptures which are exhibited all year long. These sculptures are some of the major works by artists like Claes Oldenburg, Coosie van Bruggen, David Smith, Gaston Lachaise, Richard Serra, Bryan Hunt, Michael Heizer, Jacques Lipchitz, William G. Tucker and Mark di Suvero.
The Sheldon Museum of Art continually hosts 20 major exhibits each year focusing more on American art. Some programs that tourists can also join are exhibitions that are organized by other institutions around the United States. The art museum also holds different programs that help educate the general public about American Art. These events include lectures, children?s workshops and tours working side-by-side with the exhibits held in the art museum.
The museum is open on Tuesday at 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10AM to 5PM.