Sheldon to feature large-scale artworks in new year

Sheldon to feature large-scale artworks in new year

Peter Saul's "Abstract Expressionist Still Life" is featured in "Original Behavior," a new exhibition opening Jan. 17 at Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art.
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Peter Saul's "Abstract Expressionist Still Life" is featured in "Original Behavior," a new exhibition opening Jan. 17 at Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art.

The last opportunity to see Sheldon Museum of Art’s fall exhibitions is Dec. 31.

The museum is open noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26-31. Admission is free. Learn more about the museum's current exhibitions.

Sheldon will be closed New Year’s Day and from Jan. 2-16 for the installation of new exhibitions.

Sheldon schedules its exhibitions to coincide with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s academic calendar, changing out exhibitions between semesters. The spring exhibition schedule includes:

  • Original Behavior” — A small group of large works by artists who share an affinity for depicting the figure in a cartoonish, comic style. Featured painters include Peter Saul, Robert Colescott and Carroll Dunham.

"Early Morning May 20 1986" by Donald Sultan.

  • Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings” — An in-depth examination of industrial landscapes by Donald Sultan, a painter, sculptor and printmaker regarded for his large-scale still life artworks. He is also noted for a significant series of industrial landscapes he began in the early 1980s. This is a national touring exhibition organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Sheldon Treasures” — An ongoing, rotating gallery installation that highlights some of the museum’s most important and best-known artworks.

  • Re-seeing the Permanent Collection” — Sheldon’s permanent collection galleries which explore unique ideas and installations to give visitors the chance to see and experience artworks in new ways.

Learn more about Sheldon, including exhibition details and hours of operation.

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