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Sheldon Treasures: Before Sheldon

January 27, 2023 through May 26, 2023
  • Grant Wood, Arnold Comes of Age (Portrait of Arnold Pyle).
  • Wayne Thiebaud, Salads, Sandwiches, and Desserts.
  • Backdrop of East Lynne by Charles Demuth
    Charles Demuth, Backdrop of East Lynne.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe, New York, Night.
  • Barbara Hepworth, Small Form Resting.

Roseann and Philip L. Perry Gallery, first floor

The city of Lincoln has had an organization dedicated to collecting and exhibiting art since 1888, when a Nebraska University art teacher formed the Haydon Art Club, later renamed the Nebraska Art Association and today known as the Sheldon Art Association. Sheldon Treasures, a selection of historic acquisitions made prior to 1963—when the museum’s current building opened—celebrates the early entries into the museum’s collection.