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Sheldon Museum of Art

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Address: Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 402-472-2461

An outstanding collection of 20th-century American art, including...

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.

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Nice small art gallery.

Well lit and pieces are good but not an extensive collection. You can visit it in less than an hour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincoln, NE USA
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Lincoln, NE USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well lit and pieces are good but not an extensive collection. You can visit it in less than an hour.

Thank Yesheyozhik
Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the University of Nebraska's art museum. It has received several improvements over the years and I love coming here for an hour or two with my parents when they visit!

Thank CaribbeanFan79
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The Sheldon museum should be on anyone's list of items to see while in Lincoln. It's free. It's easily accessible. It's also been a great site for a number of visiting exhibits.

Thank John J
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We enjoyed the summer exhibition currently at the Sheldon that goes through July 31. Interesting abstract contemporary paintings for contemplation. The Sheldon always has something to tweak the imagination and please the eye.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Much smaller than I expected. (In common with many contemporary galleries, much of the interior space is taken up with a huge atrium....) But it's free, and the collection provides a nice overview of contemporary art by both well known and lesser known artists -- and some rather indifferent non-contemporary pieces. If you're in the area (it's on the edge... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you are a lover of art, stop here when you are in town or at least check the website to see what's being exhibited. I saw a showing of art from New Mexico this trip. And there's a head on the front steps of the museum. Had to get a picture of that to send to friends. They have... More 

Thank DYfromKC
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We happened upon the Sheldon at what we thought was near closing time. Turns out we were there for their "First Friday" of the summer and so the hours had been extended. The architecture of the museum, especially the entry way, is lovely. Very airy and bright with the floor to ceiling glass in the front and back. We joined... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The Sheldon has always been a star attraction on the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus. With its new director, the galleries and exhibitions have a new, fresh look. I saw some old friends and discovered some new ones.

Thank MsLoraLu
Lincoln, Ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Sheldon Museum of Art is a showcase of art in a beautiful setting. Love art? Don't miss this gem. It's located on the UNL campus which is fun to visit.

Thank Hunleygirl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

There are some cool pieces here and some sculptures are over a hundred years old. The collection is not that big. If you want to see a little bit of the UNL campus then visit this, but NOT a must-see to get the Lincoln art scene.

Thank Marco K

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