Artist Jean Conner to give March 8 talk at Sheldon

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Artist Jean Conner to give March 8 talk at Sheldon

Jean Sandstedt Conner created this untitled work as an art student at the University of Nebraska in 1955.

The Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present artist Jean Conner in conversation with guest curator Marissa Vigneault at 5:30 p.m. March 8.

Conner’s work and that of her husband are the subject of the exhibition “Some Place … Not Too Far Away: Bruce and Jean Conner at the University of Nebraska,” on view at Sheldon through May 8.

Vigneault also will give a gallery talk on the exhibition at noon March 8.

Bruce Conner and Jean Sandstedt met in a painting class at the university in 1954. They married in 1957 and remained together until Bruce’s death in 2008. The exhibition includes works by the Conners and their professors: Rudy Pozzatti, LeRoy Burket and David Seyler. “Some Place … Not Too Far Away” examines the sustained influence of the university’s art department – as well as the surrounding political, cultural and geographic environment – on the two artists.

Sheldon Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects in a landmark Philip Johnson building at 12th and R streets on the UNL City Campus. The museum is open free to the public during regular hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit

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