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Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln

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The Sheldon Museum of Art is an art museum in the city of Lincoln, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. Its collection focuses on 19th- and 20th-century art.

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  • While traveling we always visit local art galleries whenever possible, this wasn’t a large one but we enjoyed it. Hadn’t planned to go to this one but found it listed as a local attraction and... 
    While traveling we always visit local art galleries whenever possible, this wasn’t a large one but we enjoyed it. Hadn’t planned to go to this one but found it listed as a local attraction and...  more »
  • First- the building itself is incredible with soaring ceilings 3 separate gallery spaces feature art from the permanent collection and rotating shows. This is an impressive museum for a... 
    First- the building itself is incredible with soaring ceilings 3 separate gallery spaces feature art from the permanent collection and rotating shows. This is an impressive museum for a...  more »
  • Clean, interesting, friendly (but maybe not completely family friendly. Several nude photos.) I love that they offer folding chairs to take along to contemplate art as you go. 
    Clean, interesting, friendly (but maybe not completely family friendly. Several nude photos.) I love that they offer folding chairs to take along to contemplate art as you go.  more »
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  • The staff are super friendly and I love that one area of the museum rotates the art out. Every time I visit, there is at least one new painting I haven't seen before. Plus they have famous artists on their regular exhibits like Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol. It's free and it's near downtown so you can easily get a meal.
  • Beautiful architecture. It's pretty small, but a lot of the art was great. It had several pieces by fairly famous artists. 20%-30% was "art" done by woke people with a camera and daddy's financial support. Pro-tip: If you don't want your kids to see graphic, nude photography, don't take them here.
  • Excellent Museum. Well curated and focused collection. Ken was so welcoming and just a wonderful docent who discussed the exhibits with us extensively. The museum building itself is really neat architecturally. We really enjoyed our time there. The other "security" guy was a little rude and overbearing...Couldn't give me even 30 seconds to look at a painting because they had just closed (Not exaggerating I promise). Please let him know that when people take the time in their travels to come to your museum from out of town and donate admission...I think it's ok to behave friendly and give them an extra 60 seconds beyond closing time. In fact everything and everyone else was great so maybe that guy just needs a little softening up.
  • It's a rotating gallery of art (as in, the works are changed every few months or so), and is staffed entirely by people who know and care about the art they provide. It is a great place to just burn a few minutes walking around after a stressful class period, or to just hang out with a couple of friends with a passion for the creative.
  • The number of exhibits is varied and caters to just about every facet of art. I particularly enjoyed the photography exhibit and the metal sculptures.

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