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First Friday at Sheldon: A Campus Graduation Party

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Whether you're wearing a cap and gown or not, you're invited to an end-of-school party at Sheldon! Enjoy great music, delicious treats, and a last chance to see the museum's spring exhibitions. Admission is free.

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Tour of Sheldon Exhibitions

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:30pm

Student guides at Sheldon Museum of Art offer engaging 30-minute tours of exhibitions each First Friday.

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Tour of Sheldon Exhibitions

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Student guides at Sheldon Museum of Art offer engaging 30-minute tours of exhibitions each First Friday.

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Sheldon Art Association Gala

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

“Night in New York”—an evening of fine dining and musical entertainment inspired by works in the collection of Sheldon Museum of Art.

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Look! at Lunchtime

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

Genevieve Ellerbee, associate registrar, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about Mrs. Partch (1981), a sculpture by Richard Shaw on view with a selection of clay objects from Sheldon’s permanent collection.

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Sheldon Art Association Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Members of the Sheldon Art Association are invited to attend the organization's 129th annual membership meeting.

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“Envisioning the Heartland,” a gallery talk with Twyla Hansen and Dana Fritz

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 5:30pm

Join Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet, and Dana Fritz, professor of art at the University of Nebraska, in the exhibition Wright Morris: Nebraska Pictures for a discussion of poetry, photography, and culture. A public reception in the Great Hall will follow the program.

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Sheldon Art Association Book Club

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 1:30pm

The Sheldon Art Association book club will meet to discuss The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith.

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Look! at Lunchtime

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm

Abby Groth, assistant curator of public programs, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about Fritz Scholder's painting American Portrait with Dog (1981), on view in Re-Seeing the Permanent Collection.

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First Friday Gallery Tour of the Summer Exhibitions

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 5:30pm

Beat the heat and retreat to the cool galleries for a tour of Sheldon’s summer exhibitions. A staff member will meet you in Sheldon’s Great Hall for a 45-minute tour of the galleries.

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Family Day

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

We are throwing a big party for Nebraska’s 150th birthday! Come play games inspired by Sheldon’s collection and put your creativity to work designing party favors for the occasion. Enjoy live music and a slice of birthday cake!

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Look! at Lunchtime

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:15pm

Ashley Hussman, assistant curator of exhibitions, will facilitate a 15-minute dialogue about photographs in the exhibition Wright Morris: Nebraska Pictures.

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Museum Closure

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

Sheldon is becoming greener. Between July 24 and August 10, the museum will be closed to the public so that energy-efficient LED lighting can be installed in the Great Hall. Also during this period, all of Sheldon’s galleries will be reinstalled to feature new exhibitions throughout the building.

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Shop Sheldon Holiday Event

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

A one-night-only opportunity to shop directly from local makers.

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