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Sheldon Museum of Art

Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Lincoln
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: An outstanding collection of 20th-century American art, including Impressionism, early Modernism, pop and other contemporary art is housed in this... more » Owner description: An outstanding collection of 20th-century American art, including Impressionism, early Modernism, pop and other contemporary art is housed in this gallery, which also includes a large Sculpture Garden. « less
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This gallery is a great place for kids of all ages. Located on the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus this gallery features both a permanent display of their collection and a gallery that displays regional and international artists. If you are lucky you may even be able to attend a concert in their beautiful auditorium.

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Lincoln NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Collection never disappoints. Some staff could be more friendly towards new non-white or international visitors.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

If they have a cool exhibit (which rarely happens in Lincoln) you may actually enjoy it. Otherwise it's very small and the art pices are not many. I guess they are trying to nurture art there but it all pales in Nebraska if it's not American football. One doesn't go Nebraska to see art. It's a football state.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I worked as an intern and as a docent at this museum during college. I loved it! I have been back many times since then and highly recommend it to everyone! When you go to Lincoln to attend a football game, or for any other reason, please stop at the Sheldon Museum. It's a beautiful, quiet building with great art... More

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Sheldon Museum of Art building is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the 125th year of collecting by the Sheldon (formerly Nebraska) Art Association. The current exhibit of selections from the museum's well known collection of American art is outstanding. The pieces selected are impressive and the didactics are well written and instructive for those interested in learning more about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Take a trip to this museum and take the tour to learn about the very interesting art. This is worth stopping and taking a look if you love art Very beautiful works of art can be found. The building it self is worth look at and take a picture of the head just outside of the building pretty cool.

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I have to remind myself that world-class art can be found in smaller museums and cities throughout the world. I've been to the Sheldon a few times now, and have found it to be calm, quiet and just a great place to visit. Within the walls of the Philip Johnson designed building is a really interesting collection - or at... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Beautiful architecture and art collection . . . definitely worth a detour! don't miss the sculpture garden out back!

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It's worth visiting just for the building itself - an absolutely stunning piece of modern architecture by Philip Johnson. The art collection is small and has numerous pieces by artists associated with the University of Nebraska, but is interesting and well presented.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Sheldon Museum of Art is located on UNL campus approx. 1 block north of The Lied Center which is at about 12th & "Q" Street. The architecture to this Museum is fabulous.

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