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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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Architectural gem

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 look at. happy trails

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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Lincoln, NE USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

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

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 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.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 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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