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Fleeting Moments of Joy

January 25, 2022 through July 2, 2022
  • Paul Octavious, Kite Hill.
  • Jacob Lawrence, Paper Boats.
  • Peter de Lory, Otto Piene's Sun Valley Neon Rainbow.
  • Betty Hahn, Road and Rainbow.
  • Berenice Abbott, St. Mark's Church with Skywriting.
  • Vija Celmins, Untitled (Galaxy), from the Untitled portfolio.
  • Pat Steir, Long Vertical Falls #1, from the Long Vertical Falls series.
  • Kim Abeles, WALLET SIZE SKY: 60 Days of Los Angeles Sky Patch (View to the East).
  • Harold Edgerton, Mary Lou Jumprope.
  • Mark Steinmetz, From Angel City West (boy with halo skywriting).

Rohman Family Gallery, second floor south

The artworks in this exhibition are playful and elicit feelings of joy and wonder. Images of people at play are presented alongside works in which artists have played with our expectations of form, medium, and subject matter. Fleeting Moments of Joy presents works by Berenice Abbott, Harold Edgerton, Jacob Hashimoto, Jacob Lawrence, and Pat Steir, among others.

Exhibition support is provided Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Sheldon Art Association.