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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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What a disappointment!

Image a museum that has a superb Hopper and decides NOT to show it! They had not one single famous... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
Sheldon art Gallery One of the Most Beautiful Buildings

I love getting to go to the Sheldon Museum of Art every year in June while attending an annual... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12th and R Sts, On the campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588
+1 402-472-2461
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Reviewed 8 July 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

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 28 June 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
Reviewed 18 April 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
Reviewed 6 April 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.

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 27 March 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....More

Thank JSSAmber
Reviewed 22 March 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...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 15 February 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.

Thank Loverly_12
Reviewed 22 January 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...More

Thank daveashuk
Reviewed 29 December 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...More

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 27 October 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...More

Thank r1manchester
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3 April 2017|
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