Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
Genevieve Ellerbee, associate registrar, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about Yinka Shonibare’s “Wind Sculpture III,” one of Sheldon’s outdoor sculptures.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Like many buildings on the University of Nebraska campus, Sheldon will be closed the days of home football games.
Husker fans and visitors are welcome to visit the museum during extended hours Thursdays and Fridays, when the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. More info
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Sheldon’s Great Hall will be transformed into a great study hall for a night. Consultants from the University of Nebraska’s Writing Center will be on hand to work with writers of all levels, from all disciplines, and at all stages of the creative process. When you’re ready to take a break from your books, you can find inspiration throughout the galleries and fuel up with snacks.
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stop by Sheldon and see why this is the place to start your weekend!
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:15pm
Jonathan Egan, graphic design and media content specialist, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about George Platt Lynes’s “Marsden Hartley,” a photograph on view in Sheldon’s permanent collection galleries.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Grace Bauer, professor of English, Christin Mamiya, professor of art history, and Anthony Bushard, associate professor of music history, will discuss the conditions of post–World War II America that led to cultural movements such as abstract expressionism and beat literature.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dance students from the University of Nebraska’s Glenn Korff School of Music will perform choreographed responses to the visual art in “Now’s the Time.”
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
The Sheldon Art Association book club will meet to discuss Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out by Christopher Rothko (2015), in conjunction with his lecture on November 9.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
Christopher Rothko, son of artist Mark Rothko, will share his perspective on his father’s career and artistic legacy. The talk will highlight the painting “Yellow Band,” which is part of Sheldon’s permanent collection and is featured in the exhibition “Now’s the Time.” Christopher Rothko chairs the board of directors of the Rothko Chapel, Houston and is the author of “Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out.”
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
A one-night-only opportunity to shop directly from local makers.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
Ashley Hussman, assistant curator of exhibitions, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about Stuart Davis's "Shapes of Landscape Space," on view in Sheldon's permanent collection galleries.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
“Modern Times” (1936), which features Charlie Chaplin as a naïve factory worker caught up in the cogs of big business, and “Manhatta” (1921), a short film by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, will provide cultural context for American modernist works on display in the permanent collection.