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The Social Life of Food: A Discussion of Race, Gender and Class

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:00pm

Investigate the close relationship between social systems and the values, traditions, and politics surrounding food. In conjunction with the university’s MLK Week activities, Sheldon, the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, and OASIS will host an interactive conversation in the galleries highlighting how artists have brought together issues of justice, equality, and the things we eat.

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First Friday in Four Courses: Appetizers

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sheldon is serving four “courses” of First Friday programming in conjunction with the exhibition “Table Manners: Art and Food.” This month, plant a mini herb garden for your residence and sample hors d’oeuvres that showcase winter produce. Admission is free.

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Study at Sheldon

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

From Great Hall to study hall, the museum is transformed to support the rigorous work of students. Fuel up with snacks and find inspiration throughout the galleries. Admission is free.

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“A Diverse Menu: Race, Gender, Class, and the Things We Eat”

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Ijeoma Oluo, author of “So You Want To Talk About Race,” and Soleil Ho, host of the podcast “Racist Sandwich,” will discuss the intersections of food and the social constructs that define our world. Casey Kelly, associate professor of communication studies, will moderate the discussion. Admission is free.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

On the third Thursday of the month, a member of the Sheldon Museum of Art staff or University of Nebraska faculty facilitates a 15-minute dialogue about artwork on view in the museum. This month Aaron Holz, associate professor of art, will lead a discussion of the exhibition “John Walker: Moments of Observation.”

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First Friday in Four Courses: Soup and Salad

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sheldon is serving four “courses” of First Friday programming in conjunction with the exhibition “Table Manners: Art and Food.” This month, help assemble a salad in a riff on artist Alison Knowle’s iconic work “Make a Salad.” Admission is free.

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A Conversation with Artist John Walker

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

John Walker’s paintings capture the essence of light and impermanence of tides. Walker will discuss his creative process and fascination with the coastline of Maine with curator and art historian Jennifer Samet. The exhibition “John Walker: Moments of Observation” is on view at Sheldon Museum of Art January 18 through July 14, 2019. Admission is free.

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Study at Sheldon

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

From Great Hall to study hall, the museum is transformed to support the rigorous work of students. Fuel up with snacks and find inspiration throughout the galleries. Admission is free.

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“Edward Hopper’s ‘Hotel Consciousness’” – A public talk by Leo Mazow

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 5:30pm

Curator Leo Mazow will consider Edward Hopper’s iconic painting “Room in New York” alongside his commercial work for hotel trade journals. Mazow is the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Presented in collaboration with the School of Art, Art History & Design. Admission is free.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

On the third Thursday of the month, a member of the Sheldon Museum of Art staff or University of Nebraska faculty leads a 15-minute dialogue about an artwork on view in the museum. This month Jess Rosenthal, Sheldon’s assistant curator of education, will facilitate a discussion of “The Kitchen Table Series” by Carrie Mae Weems. Admission is free.

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First Friday in Four Courses: Main Course

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sheldon is serving four “courses” of First Friday programming in conjunction with the exhibition “Table Manners: Art and Food.” This month, taste a delicious menu designed and prepared by students in the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management program and inspired by still life artworks currently on view in the museum. Admission is free.

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Study at Sheldon

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

From Great Hall to study hall, the museum is transformed to support the rigorous work of students. Fuel up with snacks and find inspiration throughout the galleries. Admission is free.

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“Stuart Davis: An American in Paris”

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Art critic and curator Karen Wilkin will discuss Stuart Davis’s masterful painting “Arch Hotel” and the energetic zeitgeist of 1920s Paris. Wilkin teaches at the New York Studio School and is author of numerous books and essays, including “The Drawings of Stuart Davis” and selections in “Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonné.” Admission is free.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

On the third Thursday of the month, a member of the Sheldon Museum of Art staff or University of Nebraska faculty leads a 15-minute dialogue about an artwork on view in the museum. This month Abby Groth, Sheldon’s assistant curator of public programs, will facilitate a discussion of “Arch Hotel” by Stuart Davis. Admission is free.

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"Real Food/Real Facts: Truth, Politics, and Power in the US Food and Information Landscape" A public talk by Charlotte Biltekoff

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

Charlotte Biltekoff, associate professor of American studies and food science and technology at the University of California, Davis, explores the cultural politics of dietary health and the values and beliefs that shape American eating habits, expanding upon themes present in Table Manners: Art and Food.

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First Friday in Four Courses: Dessert

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sheldon is serving four “courses” of First Friday programming in conjunction with the exhibition “Table Manners: Art and Food.” This month, indulge your sweet tooth with ice cream from the University of Nebraska Dairy Store and sample honey from the Bee Lab. And if snacking on sugar isn’t your thing, make a piece of cake you can send through the mail. Admission is free.

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Soirée Parisienne: Sheldon Art Association Gala

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Kathy and Marc LeBaron will receive the Sheldon Award at a gala supporting the museum's exhibition and education programs.

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Look at Lunchtime

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

On the third Thursday of the month, a member of the Sheldon Museum of Art staff or University of Nebraska faculty leads a 15-minute dialogue about an artwork on view in the museum. This month Genevieve Ellerbee, Sheldon's associate registrar, will facilitate a discussion of "Beer Street" and "Gin Lane" by William Hogarth.

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