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“Beautiful building, impressive art collection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sheldon Museum of Art

Sheldon Museum of Art
Lincoln, NE
402-472-2461
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Ranked #12 of 52 things to do in Lincoln
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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.
Ames, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Beautiful building, impressive art collection”
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 art history and the significance of American artists of the past and present.

Visited September 2013
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“Very interesting art”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great Museum in the Heartland”
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 least on display is a small portion of a much larger collection. A good amount of the showing focuses, as it should, on Nebraska and the Prairie. But there is a great sculpture garden and many of the "great names" you will also find larger, more crowded, more famous museums.
Definitely worth a visit.
Also, its free!

Visited September 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“beautiful architecture and art collection . . . definitely worth a detour!”
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!

Visited August 2013
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“A trully beautiful building with an interesting art collection”
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.

Visited July 2013
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