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Sheldon Museum of Art

12th and R Sts, On the campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588
+1 402-472-2461
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Big building with small gallery space!

Typical of many modern designed buildings, it is more about the building than the actual art... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hermuslj
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Small museum so it is a quick visit

I try to stop in at Sheldon when I am in Lincoln and check out their exhibits, but I seem to always... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Marcia R
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An art collection of international distinction housed in a landmark Philip Johnson building at the University of Nebraska. Admission to Sheldon Museum of Art is free, and its public programs and events are free unless otherwise specified.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12th and R Sts, On the campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical of many modern designed buildings, it is more about the building than the actual art exhibition space. There was a small gallery with highlights from the collection. The leader of this small but excellent pack was a wonderful Hopper! The moderate sized main gallery...More

2  Thank hermuslj
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

I try to stop in at Sheldon when I am in Lincoln and check out their exhibits, but I seem to always be there when they are intransition to a new exhibit. Check out all the sculptures around the museum grounds.

1  Thank Marcia R
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building. Modest sized exhibit space. The exhibits were good. I walked around the sculpture garden and unless I missed some, an hour is enough to see inside and the garden if you are short on time as I was. They also have a gift...More

1  Thank hikerpatty
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The Sheldon holds and excellent collection and is very family friendly. If you check out their web page you will notice a wide range of programs and activities. This Art Museum sees a lot of local traffic especially college students. Put this on your list...More

1  Thank loesshawk2015
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Visiting Lincoln, I have to visit Sheldon. Right on the college campus with a great outdoor space.There is a nice gallery with permanent pieces-impressive and the descriptions for each piece provides addl info on artist.

1  Thank BfromMD
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I love the Sheldon! They are works of art by super famous artist as well as student work, local work and historical pieces! The JEWEL of this is the Sculpture Garden, which is always free. The garden tours through the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's...More

1  Thank Ashlee D
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

My wife and I had some time to kill on a Saturday morning. It is true that there's not any "famous" artists like I read in other reviews. Regardless, there was some nice art to view, the building is beautiful, the travertine interior is beautiful....More

1  Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Image a museum that has a superb Hopper and decides NOT to show it! They had not one single famous artist on show when we were there, except for one Warhol. Very small by the way

3  Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

I love getting to go to the Sheldon Museum of Art every year in June while attending an annual conference in Lincoln. The building is beautiful. This would be the perfect place to host an arts benefit. The Sheldon houses some very important works in...More

Thank 12dbryan
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

The Sheldon Museum of Art is truly a find! The building itself is lovely. The grounds are wonderful - - don't forget to go outside, in back of the building, or you won't have the whole experience.

Thank AllyG520
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MMS1980
April 3, 2017|
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Response from Diane S | Reviewed this property |
It isn't a huge place but because the exhibits change, the time can vary depending on how interested you are in the specific exhibits. I'd say generally 1-2 hours. The campus (where it's located) is beautiful to stroll if... More
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