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Closed for Installation of New Exhibitions

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:00am

Sheldon will be closed January 2 through 30 for the installation of new exhibitions.

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Member Preview of Spring 2020 Exhibitions

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:30pm

Sheldon Art Association members are invited to preview the new exhibitions.

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First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Enjoy light refreshments, socialize, and take in the current exhibitions. Admission is free.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

On the second Thursday of the month at 12:15 p.m., a member of the Sheldon staff or University of Nebraska faculty leads a 15-minute discussion about an artwork on view in the museum. This month Genevieve Ellerbee, Sheldon’s associate registrar, will facilitate a dialogue on “Self Portrait” by Helen Torr. Admission is free.

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Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism —A public talk by Ariella Azoulay

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 5:30pm

Film director, curator, and author Ariella Azoulay presents a lecture in the Humanities on the Edge series.

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Study at Sheldon

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

For this after-hours event, Sheldon’s Great Hall is transformed into a great study hall. Fuel up with snacks and find inspiration throughout the galleries. Admission is free.

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First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Enjoy light refreshments, socialize, and take in the current exhibitions. Admission is free.

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Study at Sheldon

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

For this after-hours event, Sheldon’s Great Hall is transformed into a great study hall. Fuel up with snacks and find inspiration throughout the galleries. Admission is free.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:15pm

On the second Thursday of the month at 12:15 p.m., a member of the Sheldon staff or University of Nebraska faculty leads a 15-minute discussion about an artwork on view in the museum. This month, Katie Anania, assistant professor of art history, will facilitate a dialogue on “Lil’ Barbara” by Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Admission is free.

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Portraiture and Power

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 5:30pm

Joy Castro, Willa Cather Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, and Rhi Johnson, a visiting scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss what we—in today’s age of relentless image making and self-portraiture—can learn about the representation of femininity from late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Spanish and Hispanophone artists and writers. Admission is free.

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Picturing Identity

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 5:30pm

Three artists represented in the exhibition “Person of Interest”—Radcliffe Bailey, Renée Cox, and Renée Stout—will discuss portraiture in the contexts of race and gender identity, cultural legacy, and memory.

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First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Enjoy light refreshments, socialize, and take in the current exhibitions. Admission is free.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

On the second Thursday of the month at 12:15pm, a member of the Sheldon staff or University of Nebraska faculty leads a 15-minute discussion about an artwork on view in the museum. This month, Jackie Spackman, Sheldon’s assistant curator of engagement, will facilitate a dialogue on “Battle of Lights, Coney Island” by Joseph Stella.

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Study at Sheldon

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

For this after-hours event, Sheldon’s Great Hall is transformed into a great study hall. Fuel up with snacks and find inspiration throughout the galleries. Admission is free.

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First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Enjoy light refreshments, socialize, and take in the current exhibitions. Admission is free.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

On the second Thursday of the month at 12:15 p.m., a member of the Sheldon staff or University of Nebraska faculty leads a 15-minute discussion about an artwork on view in the museum. This month “Passing/Posing (The Revenge of Consumption)” (2003) by Kehinde Wiley will be featured. Admission is free.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

On the second Thursday of the month at 12:15 p.m., a member of the Sheldon staff or University of Nebraska faculty leads a 15-minute discussion about an artwork on view in the museum. This month “From Leonardo” (1983) by Jean-Michel Basquiat will be featured. Admission is free.

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