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Study Break

Online activities and resources curated by Sheldon Museum of Art staff to keep your creative juices flowing and your mind relaxed during final exams and winter break.

Puzzles, Games and More

Jigsaw Puzzles
Sheldon Crossword

Explore our current exhibitions in person or online to find answers to our crossword puzzle. (Or, check your answers here.)


Artist Scramble

Unscramble names of artists on view in Sheldon's galleries with our artist scramble. (Check your answeres here.)


Downloadable Sheldon Coloring Pages

Art Making Activities

Aluminum Foil Monoprints

Download instructions here.

Collagraph Prints with Cardboard

Download instructions here.

Mindfulness Scrolls

Download instructions here.

Artwork Recreations

Sheldon Museum of Art challenges you to re-create works from the museum’s collection. Make your own version of the examples below or choose a work in our collection database to recreate. Share your photos with us on Instagram @SheldonMuseum

Helen Frankenthaler's Red Frame
Edward Hopper's Room in New York

Outdoor Sculpture Hunts

Take some time away from your computer and get some fresh air with this fun social-distancing activity. Follow the clues to find outdoor sculpture throughout the University of Nebraska– Lincoln campus and create your own sculpture tour.

Hunt 1 Hunt 2

Cooking Class

Hungry? Take a snack break and make Wayne Thiebaud’s Cucumber Pine Nut Salad from the Sheldon Art Association 1978 commemorative cookbook, which includes recipes from artists from the collection, including Tom Wesselmann, Peggy Bacon, Katherine Nash and Robert Motherwell.

Find the recipe here.

Other Online Resources

For more of Sheldon’s online resources, including learning guides and virtual galleries of current exhibitions, visit the Virtual Museum.

Visit Us!

Need a change of scenery? Sheldon Museum of Art is free and open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Bring your mask and come explore our current exhibitions—Person of Interest, Small Abstractions, and Sheldon Treasures—to relax and refresh your mind.