Sheldon opens four new spring exhibitions

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Sheldon opens four new spring exhibitions

Visitors examine Mark Rothko's "Yellow Band," which is part of Sheldon Museum of Art's permanent collection.
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Visitors examine Mark Rothko's "Yellow Band," which is part of Sheldon Museum of Art's permanent collection.

Sheldon Museum of Art is featuring four new exhibitions in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s spring semester.

One of the new exhibits, “You’re Making Me Uncomfortable: Perspectives on Controversial Art,” was organized by students in Perspectives in Psychology, a class taught by Jeffrey Stevens, assistant professor of psychology.

The exhibit, which is open through March 13, explores controversial topics. Read more about the exhibition by clicking here.

Other new exhibitions showing at Sheldon are:

A Century of Sculpture at Sheldon

The exhibition celebrates Sheldon’s long-standing commitment to collecting sculpture and the flexibility of the gallery’s spaces to showcase three-dimensional works. For more information, click here.

Some Place… Not Too Far Away: Bruce and Jean Conner at the University of Nebraska

The exhibition examines the sustained influence of UNL’s art department on alumni Bruce Conner and Jean Sandstedt. The artists met in a painting class at the University of Nebraska around 1954 and married in 1957. The couple remained together until Conner’s death in 2008. Drawn from Sheldon’s permanent collection and supplemented by pieces from the Conner Family Trust and local public and private collections, the exhibition includes works from the 1950s and 1960s by the Conners and their NU professors Rudy Pozzatti, LeRoy Burket and David Seyler.

Marissa Vigneault, a former UNL faculty member has served as guest curator for the exhibition. Vigneault is currently an assistant professor of art history at Utah State University. She will make two presentations at the Sheldon on March 8.

For more information on the exhibit and presentations, click here.

The Unfolding Center: Susan York and Arthur Sze

A collaborative effort of visual artist Susan York and poet Arthur Sze, the exhibit explores how two disciplines can work together. The exhibit features 11 pairs of abstract graphite drawings presented with source texts.

Sze first composed the poems in consultation with York over a period of nine months. Then, with input from Sze, York created minimalist images to accompany the verse. The project debuted in 2013 at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

York and Sze will lead a gallery talk on April 5 at the Sheldon. On April 6 Sze will join Ted Kooser, University of Nebraska Presidential Professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate, in a poetry reading followed by a conversation with Kwame Dawes, Chancellor’s Professor of English and editor of Prairie Schooner. A book signing and reception will follow the event.

For more information on exhibits at the Sheldon, click here.

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