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Sheldon Statewide

Sheldon Statewide is an annual exhibition and outreach program of Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska. As part of a land-grant research institution, Sheldon shares the university’s mission of extending its offerings across the state. Since the program began in 1987, original artworks from Sheldon’s collection have been viewed by more than 363,000 people in twenty-five Nebraska communities.

Sheldon Statewide 2020–21 is supported by Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska, Rhonda Seacrest, Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Sheldon Art Association.

Sheldon Statewide 2020–21
Compact Rhythms

Sylvia Wald (Philadelphia, PA 1915–New York, NY 2011), Farmer's Antic. Seven-color serigraph, 1955; 22 × 16 1/2 inches. Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable Trust, H-430.1956.

The thirty-third annual Sheldon Statewide exhibition, Compact Rhythms, highlights artists who used abstraction to explore different ways of looking at the world around them. The seventeen works presented consider the many modes and styles of nonrepresentational art throughout the twentieth century, looking at instances where artists chose deliberately to work on a smaller scale.

For information about Sheldon Statewide, please contact Erin Hanas, curator of academic engagement, at or 402-472-3541.

2020–21 Sheldon Statewide Exhibition Schedule

Chadron State College
September 2–29, 2020
Sponsored by the Chadron State College Galaxy Series

Prairie Arts Center, North Platte
October 2–28, 2020
Sponsored by NebraskaLand National Bank, Mike Jacobson, president and CEO, and the Art Study League of North Platte

Grand Island Public Library
January 6–February 1, 2021
Sponsored by the Grand Island Public Library Foundation

Beatrice Public Library
February 3–March 1, 2021
Sponsored by the Beatrice Public Library Foundation

Cornerstone Bank, York
March 3–29, 2021
Sponsored by Cornerstone Bank

Gallery 92 West, Fremont
March 31–April 26, 2021
Sponsored by the Fremont Area Art Association

Stalder Gallery, Falls City Library and Arts Center
April 28–May 24, 2021
Sponsored by the Richardson County Arts and Humanities Council