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Sheldon Museum of Art

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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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Beautiful buiding, beautiful art, so rarely busy

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... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Staff is friendly, courteous and accommodating. The exhibits are done creatively and in ways that really make you think. It's worth the stop.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

We visited on a very slow day during Spring Break. Parking nearby is by meter, and you've got to have a credit card or change handy. The people on duty were attentive and well informed, and they were obviously proud of what they had, too. The rotating collections were interesting, well lit, and thoughtfully arranged. The permanent collection, too, showed... More 

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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

March is photography month so most of the exhibits were pictures. Focus on conflict which was intriguing. A very well thought out display. The regular items in the percent collection are rotated on a semester basis so it's a definite return trip. Next time I'll go when the weather isn't so dreary to view the statues outside. An excellent place... More 

Thank Diane S
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

The building was designed by Phillip Johnson in the 60's , classic mid century modern, extensive art collection plus interesting work loaned from other galleries.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

The museum has a good selection of outdoor sculptures, inside I felt there was a lot of spare space for such a large building. The ground floor had a couple of photographic exhibits, but I think the more thought provoking photos were upstairs dealing with recent world conflicts. The paintings featured a Warhol Mickey Mouse and there were a few... More 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

We annually visit the Sheldon when we visit friends and relatives during the Holidays. The Philip Johnson architecture and sculpture gardens alone are worth the visit. The Permanent Collection is extensive, and only part of the collection is on view at any time - wish there were more. The current Special Exhibitions were less impressive than usual, but we still... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

The building itself is really worth taking a second look at, and the sculpture garden is very interesting. For a small gallery on a college campus it has some very nice pieces. You should plan on at least an, to one and 1/2. Much to look at. happy trails

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Mankato, Minnesota
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

Parking during the week can be a hassle if you are planning to visit the Sheldon. The good thing is admission is FREE! The two story space with 3 distinct spaces plus gift shop is a nice way to spend an hour. The building itself is also quite lovely with soaring atrium, stone, and glass. The permanent collection is very... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

I hadn't been here in years and after touring remembered why. They have too much abstract art (a grey plank against a wall is art?) for my taste. They also have to many blank walls.

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