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Sheldon Statewide

Sheldon Statewide is an annual exhibition and outreach program through which original artworks from the museum's collection travel to communities across the state. Since its inception in 1987, the exhibition series has reached 330,000 people in twenty-four Nebraska communities.

Sheldon Statewide is made possible by the generous support of the Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska, Rhonda Seacrest, Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Sheldon Art Association.

Sheldon Statewide 2018–19
Family Style

Carmen Lomas Garza (born Kingsville, TX 1948). Una Tarde / One Summer Afternoon, 1993. Alkyd on canvas; 23 3/8 × 31 1/2 inches. Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Robert E. Schweser and Fern Beardsley Schweser Acquisition Fund, through the University of Nebraska Foundation, U–5741.2012.

The thirty-second annual Sheldon Statewide exhibition, Family Style, investigates the meaning of “family” through the work of eighteen artists. The objects in this exhibition offer a range of perspectives on family and relationships, from tight-knit to distant, from intimate to communal. Some families are given and some are chosen. Exploring different kinds of families helps us see beyond our own experiences and consider those of others. Together, the artworks demonstrate that families of all types work through the events and routines of everyday life with members performing essential functions, providing structure and guidance, and growing in their own ways. Family Style represents a wide—but certainly not exhaustive—range of viewpoints from which artists examine the intricate relationships that make up parenthood, marriage, teamwork, and community.

Download the gallery guide for Sheldon Statewide 2018–2019 here. Educator resources for Family Style are available here.

For information about Sheldon Statewide, please contact Abby Groth, assistant curator of public programs, at or 402-472-7858.

2018–2019 Sheldon Statewide Exhibition Schedule

Chadron State College, Chadron
August 31–September 30, 2018
Sponsored by the Chadron State College Galaxy Series

Prairie Arts Center, North Platte
October 3–October 29, 2018
Sponsored by NebraskaLand National Bank, Mike Jacobson, president and CEO, and the Art Study League of North Platte

Museum of the High Plains, McCook
October 31–December 1, 2018
Sponsored by the McCook Arts Council

Stalder Gallery, Falls City Library and Arts Center
January 4–February 2, 2019
Sponsored by Richardson County Arts and Humanities Council

Gallery 92 West, Fremont
February 5–March 3, 2019
Sponsored by the Fremont Area Art Association

Cornerstone Bank, York
March 5–April 1, 2019
Sponsored by Cornerstone Bank

Beatrice Public Library, Beatrice
May 2–June 2, 2019
Sponsored by the Beatrice Public Library Foundation