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15 Photographs, 15 Curators

January 18, 2017 through May 7, 2017
  • Carrie Mae Weems, Kitchen Table Series.
  • Robert Adams, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Sarah Charlesworth, Candle.
  • Monte Gerlach, Rising Form.

Fifteen University of Nebraska faculty, staff, and students were invited to become curators for an exhibition drawn from Sheldon’s permanent holdings of nearly 3,000 photographs. Each participant has chosen a single work from the collection and offers a personal response to the image. Featuring photographs by Ansel Adams, Harold Edgerton, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others, 15 Photographs, 15 Curators underscores Sheldon’s mission as a teaching museum by presenting multiple perspectives on the collection and demonstrates the myriad ways photography helps illuminate the particulars of our lives.

Support for this exhibition and its programming is provided by the Cooper Foundation and Sheldon Art Association.

Guest Curators

The names of the curators link to the statements they have written for the exhibition.

Matty Cunningham
Help Center Associate
Information Technology Services

Ryan Dee
Senior Web Designer/Developer
University Communication and Information Technology Services

Shane Farritor
Lederer Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
College of Engineering
Founder, Nebraska Innovation Studio

Charlie Foster
Interim Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services

Derrick Goss
Undergraduate Student
College of Education & Human Sciences

Richard Graham
Associate Professor
University Libraries

Pablo Morales
Head Coach, Women’s Swimming

Carrie Morgan
Curator of Academic Programs
Sheldon Museum of Art

Walker Pickering
Assistant Professor of Art, Photography
School of Art, Art History & Design

Judith Sasso-Mason
Financial Aid Specialist
Scholarships & Financial Aid

David J. Sellmyer
George Holmes University Professor of Physics
Director, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
Director, Nebraska Nanoscale Facility:
National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

Jamie Swartz
Graduate Student
Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

Sriyani Tidball
Assistant Professor of Practice
College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Elizabeth VanWormer
Assistant Professor of Practice
School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Michelle Waite
Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Relations
Office of the Chancellor