For 60 years, Sheldon Museum of Art has provided a venue for students, faculty and staff, alumni, and visitors to engage with art and one another. As an academic art museum, Sheldon schedules its exhibitions to coincide with the academic calendar.
Through thematic groupings of artworks, this exhibition examines representations of two biblical figures—Eve and Mary—and asks viewers to consider how multifaceted gender could be in the premodern period. More info
This exhibition celebrates the unprecedented gift of more than ninety works donated by fifty American photographers to honor the writer Barry Lopez, best known for Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape, which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1986. More info
At the intersection of abstraction, allusion, and depiction, the artist and viewer share equally in the creation of a work’s meaning. Storyville presents works from the museum’s collection that vacillate between recognizable subject matter and abstraction, providing various readings of each narrative. More info
Since the advent of photography, artists have used cameras for more than straightforward documentation. This exhibition surveys the work of twentieth-century lens-based artists whose abstract visual vocabulary encourages the viewer to participate in the creation of meaning. More info
Six galleries touching on themes of gender, place, resources, and politics provoke questions about what it means to work. Clocking In presents art that challenges expectations about who engages in particular types of work and what kinds of jobs are valorized. More info
For this iteration of Sheldon Treasures, we highlight the museum’s extensive holdings of American landscape paintings. Hung chronologically from 1826 to 2004, this selection of works shows a gradual transformation in depictions of the outdoors. More info