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Sheldon Museum of Art

Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #12 of 34 Attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Waynesboro, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We are not experts in the field of art, but we certainly enjoyed our short stop at he Sheldon Museum while on our cross-country trip to Yellowstone. Parking was a bit of a challenge with the one way streets and street-parking, but we managed to find our way. The museum was much larger than we could manage to see in... More

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Freeman, South Dakota
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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was hoping that this place would have a bit of a wider and more diverse selection. I started on what would be the right side of the museum walking up the steps from the parking lot. All of the pieces were very similar and not impressive at all. If it wasn't for the other side, it would have been... More

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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Sheldon Museum of Art is a Philip Johnson masterpiece opened in 1963. Before even entering the building take a close look at the beautiful marble used for the building. It continues inside, even on the ceiling, where the marble surrounds gold medallions. While some have commented the museum is small, I feel it is just the right size so... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had heard great things about this museum but found a great deal of uninteresting and uninspired art. Perhaps that was just the displays available at the time. If you are interested in painting or photography, especially American artists, it is still worth a visit. A quick word on the toilets. They are below ground level and accessed through a... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One gallery is currently closed as they are changing exhibits. The other remaining galleries are open and have some nice artwork. They have portraits, prairies scenes, as well as modern art. Admission is free.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The building itself is worth the trip if you're interested in architecture at all. Should look familiar to those who know the Amon Carter Museum in Dallas, Texas. When I visited there was an excellent exhibit on Black Masculinity hidden in a corner - but it was great. Another thing I love about this museum is that it is so... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Their selection of art is superb for a city this size. /the museum is very well designed. If in Lincoln and like art don't miss the Sheldon!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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