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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 over 360,000 people in twenty-five 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 2019–20
From Where I Stand

Faith Ringgold (born New York, NY 1930), The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles. Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper, 1996; 22 9/16 x 30 1/8 inches. University of Nebraska–Lincoln, H. Y. Thomson Fund, U-4965.1998.

The thirty-second annual Sheldon Statewide exhibition, From Where I Stand, presents works by fourteen diverse artists who explore the relationships people have with the places they inhabit. Instead of relegating the landscape to serve as a mere background for their compositions, these artists treat it as a significant component of their work. Landscape becomes a means to investigate national identity, work and leisure customs, social justice, and personal narratives. In doing so, this installation highlights myriad ways in which an individual may react or respond to their environment and provides opportunities to consider the complex, and often-fraught, connection between humanity and the landscape. Offering a variety of perspectives, From Where I Stand seeks to explore these relationships and the significance of the places in which we play, work, and live.

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


Educator Resources
  • Download the gallery guide for Sheldon Statewide 2019–2020 here.
  • Educator resources for From Where I Stand are available here.

2019–2020 Sheldon Statewide Exhibition Schedule

Chadron State College, Chadron
August 30–September 30, 2019
Sponsored by the Chadron State College Galaxy Series

Prairie Arts Center, North Platte
October 2–October 29, 2019
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 2, 2019
Sponsored by the McCook Arts Council

Gallery 92 West, Fremont
January 8–February 3, 2020
Sponsored by the Fremont Area Art Association

Dawson County Historical Society Museum
February 5–March 2, 2020
Sponsored by the Lexington Community Foundation

Cornerstone Bank, York
March 4–30, 2020
Sponsored by Cornerstone Bank

Stalder Gallery, Falls City Library and Arts Center
April 1–27, 2020
Sponsored by Richardson County Arts and Humanities Council

Beatrice Public Library, Beatrice
April 29–May 25, 2020
Sponsored by the Beatrice Public Library Foundation