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Closed for Home Football Game

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Like many buildings on the University of Nebraska campus, Sheldon will be closed the days of home football games.

Husker fans and visitors are welcome to visit the museum during extended hours Thursdays and Fridays, when the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.  More info

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Study at Sheldon

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Sheldon’s Great Hall will be transformed into a great study hall for a night. Consultants from the University of Nebraska’s Writing Center will be on hand to work with writers of all levels, from all disciplines, and at all stages of the creative process. When you’re ready to take a break from your books, you can find inspiration throughout the galleries and fuel up with snacks.

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First Friday

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Stop by Sheldon and see why this is the place to start your weekend!

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Look! at Lunchtime

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:15pm

Jonathan Egan, graphic design and media content specialist, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about George Platt Lynes’s “Marsden Hartley,” a photograph on view in Sheldon’s permanent collection galleries.

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“Now’s the Time,” a panel discussion

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

Grace Bauer, professor of English, Christin Mamiya, professor of art history, and Anthony Bushard, associate professor of music history, will discuss the conditions of post–World War II America that led to cultural movements such as abstract expressionism and beat literature.

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First Friday

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Dance students from the University of Nebraska’s Glenn Korff School of Music will perform choreographed responses to the visual art in “Now’s the Time.”

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Sheldon Art Association Book Club

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

The Sheldon Art Association book club will meet to discuss Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out by Christopher Rothko (2015), in conjunction with his lecture on November 9.

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“Revisiting Yellow Band,” a lecture by author Christopher Rothko

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Christopher Rothko, son of artist Mark Rothko, will share his perspective on his father’s career and artistic legacy. The talk will highlight the painting “Yellow Band,” which is part of Sheldon’s permanent collection and is featured in the exhibition “Now’s the Time.” Christopher Rothko chairs the board of directors of the Rothko Chapel, Houston and is the author of “Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out.”

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Shop Sheldon Holiday Event

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

A one-night-only opportunity to shop directly from local makers.

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Look! at Lunchtime

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:15pm

Ashley Hussman, assistant curator of exhibitions, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about Stuart Davis's "Shapes of Landscape Space," on view in Sheldon's permanent collection galleries.

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Film Screening

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

“Modern Times” (1936), which features Charlie Chaplin as a naïve factory worker caught up in the cogs of big business, and “Manhatta” (1921), a short film by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, will provide cultural context for American modernist works on display in the permanent collection.

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Look! at Lunchtime

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:15pm

Carrie Morgan, curator of academic programs, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about Barbara Hepworth's "Small Form Resting," on view in the exhibition "Sheldon Treasures."

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