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15 Photographs 15 Curators, Matty Cunningham, Ryan Dee, Shane Farritor, Charlie Foster, Derrick Goss, Richard Graham, Pablo Morales, Carrie Morgan, Walker Pickering, Judith Sasso-Mason, David J. Sellmyer, Jamie Swartz, Sriyani Tidball, Elizabeth Vanwormer, Michelle Waite Jan 2017

15 Photographs 15 Curators, Matty Cunningham, Ryan Dee, Shane Farritor, Charlie Foster, Derrick Goss, Richard Graham, Pablo Morales, Carrie Morgan, Walker Pickering, Judith Sasso-Mason, David J. Sellmyer, Jamie Swartz, Sriyani Tidball, Elizabeth Vanwormer, Michelle Waite

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

The museum invited fifteen individuals from the university community—faculty, students, staff, administrators—to each choose a photograph from Sheldon’s permanent collection and write a brief reflection on or response to the work. The selected images span history, genres, and styles, just as the participants represent diverse intellectual and creative interests on campus. Equally varied are the reflections themselves. Some participants describe qualities that have drawn them to particular images; others consider the ways art provides a fresh lens for their specialized work in other disciplines.

Photographs:

Monte Gerlach Rising Form

Sarah Charlesworth Candle

Stanley Truman Joinery, Coloma, California ...


Land Of Enchantment: New Mexico As Cultural Crossroads, Jonathan Frederick Walz Jan 2015

Land Of Enchantment: New Mexico As Cultural Crossroads, Jonathan Frederick Walz

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

This exhibition foregrounds Sheldon Museum of Art’s collecting strength in fine and decorative arts with connections to New Mexico, and, more broadly, to the desert Southwest. For thousands of years this corner of the United States, situated on the north-south trade route between Colorado and Mexico and at the western edge of the Great Plains, has hosted human habitations, each with its own distinctive material culture. The area’s diverse topography and population have inspired countless visual responses, from petroglyphs to photographs. The state’s relative isolation—at least before the mid-twentieth century—provided a backdrop upon which the ...


Nebraska Art Today: A Centennial Invitational Exhibition, James B. Schaeffer May 2012

Nebraska Art Today: A Centennial Invitational Exhibition, James B. Schaeffer

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Anniversaries make suitable opportunities for summing up - appraising past progress and looking forward to a better future. Hence, in Nebraska's 100th year as one of the United States of America, it is appropriate that we trace activity in the arts during pioneer days and the period of expansion, pausing perhaps to offer congratulations for past accomplishments or to wish that achievement had been higher.

Middle Western culture is a transplant and a product of the times. The newly-opened territory offered opportunities for material advancement, and settlers either brought with them an acquaintance with genteel living or a desire for ...


Artland, Spring 2012 Apr 2012

Artland, Spring 2012

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Director’s forum, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Sheldon Museum of Art

CIVIC MINDS: Governor Dave Heineman, Interview by Jorge Daniel Veneciano

Regional news: Nebraska City, Omaha, North Platte, Scottsbluff, Falls City

People on the move: Dana Fritz, Marjorie Maas, Chris Sommerich, Brigitte McQueen, Matthew Sontheimer, Heather Thomas, Bob Reeker and Lorinda Rice

ARTIST: Binh Danh, Interview by Sharon Kennedy

Sheldon Celebrates with Tet Festival

COLLECTOR: Phillip Schrager, Janet Farber interviewed by Michael Krainak

PORTFOLIO: Victoria Goro-Rapoport, Text and interview by Rhonda Garelick

CONVERSATION: Kenneth Bé, Interview by Genevieve Ellerbee

AUTHORS: Janis Londraville and Richard Londraville, Interview by Russel L. Erpelding and ...


Viet Nam, Nebraska, Sharon Kennedy Jan 2012

Viet Nam, Nebraska, Sharon Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

The Sheldon Museum of Art is pleased to present Viet Nam, Nebraska, an exhibition of photography by Sinh Danh. The artist's chlorophyll prints of Vietnam War imagery and footage of the plight of Vietnamese boat people are displayed alongside his contemporary daguerreotypes and color photographs, and the multigenerational snapshots he collected from Vietnamese American families in Lincoln.

Together this body of work creates, in Danh's words, "a history of the land" and a "self-portrait" of our city's Vietnamese community. Danh came to Lincoln in April 2011 as a Sheldon artist in residence. He met with senior citizens ...


The Studio Glass Movement: Selections From The Esterling-Wake Collection, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Sharon L. Kennedy, Therman Statom, Gregory Nosan, Ashley Hussman Jan 2012

The Studio Glass Movement: Selections From The Esterling-Wake Collection, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Sharon L. Kennedy, Therman Statom, Gregory Nosan, Ashley Hussman

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Foreword and Acknowledgments -- Jorge Daniel Veneciano

Celebrating the Studio Glass Movement -- Sharon Kennedy

The Language of Glass: Material, Method, Meaning -- Therman Statom

Selections from the Esterling-Wake Collection -- Sharon Kennedy

A Conversation with Steve Wake -- Gregory Nosan

Checklist of the Exhibition Compiled by Ashley Hussman

Selected Bibliography and Notes

Contributors

Copyright

Upon visiting the glass collection housed in the Esterling-Wake home, I began to imagine these remarkable works on display in Sheldon’s Great Hall. I pictured them in translucent splendor, imbibing the natural light that sweeps through the space daily. Few works in our collection can withstand the light from ...


Partners And Adversaries: The Art Of Collaboration, Christin J. Mamiya, Brandon K. Ruud, Jonathan Stuhlman, Jorge Daniel Veneciano Jan 2012

Partners And Adversaries: The Art Of Collaboration, Christin J. Mamiya, Brandon K. Ruud, Jonathan Stuhlman, Jorge Daniel Veneciano

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Drawn largely from the Sheldon Museum of Art’s permanent collection, Partners and Adversaries: The Art of Collaboration explores the productive and often ambivalent partnerships that coalesce around artistic practices. These include familial and romantic relationships, where ambitions and successes may clash and collide at the expense of one partner; the mutually dependent yet divergent interests of artists and their dealers; the dance of imitation and distinction between student and teacher; the official sanction of government support, everywhere shadowed by the threat of moralizing censure; and, increasingly in contemporary art, new processes and technologies that empower fabricators whom artists must ...


Commemorations: Art From Sheldon's Permanent Collection, Sarah Feit Jan 2012

Commemorations: Art From Sheldon's Permanent Collection, Sarah Feit

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

A Brief History of Sheldon Statewide

Commemoration-the theme of this year's exhibition-is particularly appropriate, as 2012 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Sheldon Statewide. The program began in 1987 as a joint effort of the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Sheldon Art Association, then known as the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and the Nebraska Art Association. Conceived as a project of the association's Statewide Committee, chaired by Lois Roskens, it was part of the group's centenary celebrations. From its first exhibition, Miniature Masterworks, Sheldon Statewide has provided opportunities for communities throughout the state to gain access to ...


Better Half, Better Twelfth: Women In The Arts Collection- Part Ii Jan 2011

Better Half, Better Twelfth: Women In The Arts Collection- Part Ii

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

This reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries continues Sheldon's focus on American women artists, The fact of women's historical exclusion from the art world provides a basis for our exploration, In a 1971 essay, art historian Linda Nochlin famously asked, "Why have there been no great women artists)" She detailed various exclusions women suffered-from working with male nude models, hence from apprenticeships, then art professions and academies, to which we add commercial gallery exhibitions, art criticism, and art history. Over the centuries, this vicious cycle has shaped the current phenomenon: the predominance of male artists in museum collections ...


Poetical Fire: Three Centuries Of Still Lifes, Brandon K. Ruud, Wendy J. Katz, Randall R. Griffey, Janet L. Farber, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Sarah E. Feit Jan 2011

Poetical Fire: Three Centuries Of Still Lifes, Brandon K. Ruud, Wendy J. Katz, Randall R. Griffey, Janet L. Farber, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Sarah E. Feit

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

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Decisive Line Drawings By Dan Howard, Christin J. Mamiya Jan 2011

Decisive Line Drawings By Dan Howard, Christin J. Mamiya

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

In mathematics, a line is the geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction, and its major property is that it is one-dimensional. In art, however, line has much more than a single dimension. Lines are mutable and chameleon-like in character-they can be soft and seductively flowing, agitated and emotionally loud, or passively descriptive. Line also serves as the fundamental element of most drawings. In this exhibition, Dan Howard reveals his continuing fascination with, and mastery of, line. Composed not only of charcoal, graphite, and pen-and-ink drawings, but also of oil paintings, this array of works showcases ...


An American Taste: The Rohman Collection Jan 2011

An American Taste: The Rohman Collection

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

The Rohman name has been synonymous with the artistic an cultural life of Lincoln and greater Nebraska for decades. It can be seen on buildings and projects throughout the city and state, from Opera Omaha and the University of Nebraska- Lincoln opera program to the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney and Lincoln's own Meadowlark Music Festival. In summer 2005, the Rohman's were the first family to be honored with a named gallery at the Sheldon Museum of Art. But the Rohman's have also enriched the region's cultural heritage in less visible ways too numerous to ...


Messaging: Text And Visual Art, Sarah Feit, Jorge Daniel Veneciano Jan 2011

Messaging: Text And Visual Art, Sarah Feit, Jorge Daniel Veneciano

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Messaging: Text and Visual Art explores the use of language in art. Text in art mirrors the language of our daily lives, drawing on newspapers, advertisements, and personal stories. This exhibition focuses on how artists since the 1960s have used text in their work The term "messaging" in the title evokes changes in communications that have occurred in recent years. The technological advances that have been underway since the 1990s not only brought about unprecedented changes in the fields of science and industry, but they are also transforming our language.

"Messaging" has become synonymous with technology-a term used to describe ...


New Material World: Rethreading Technology, Sharon L. Kennedy Jan 2011

New Material World: Rethreading Technology, Sharon L. Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

New Material World: Rethreading Technology highlights ten contemporary textile artists from Canada, Denmark, Japan, South Korea, and the United States, who engage modern technology either by employing or studiously resisting it in their work. The exhibition explores ways in which some artists utilize technology as a tool to expand their design capabilities and others use it to further their cultural, political, scientific, or social interests. Technology aids in planning and implementing artwork, allowing artists more time to explore new creative ventures. Modern exchanges of information facilitate collaborations between artists and industry. Although technology has benefited many textile artists, others find ...


Voyage To Italia: Americans In Italy In The Nineteenth Century, Genevieve Ellerbee Jan 2010

Voyage To Italia: Americans In Italy In The Nineteenth Century, Genevieve Ellerbee

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

ItalY had long been a destination for American travelers, but by the nineteenth century American tourists flooded into Rome and Florence, hunted for picturesque vistas on the Bay of Naples and roamed through ancient ruins in Paestum. Armed with Baedeker guidebooks or the Hand-Book for American Travellers in Europe, Collated from the Best Authorities, they sought the authentic spirit of Dante, Petrarch, and Virgil, and chronicled their lengthy tours in detailed journals and letters to friends. Americans traveled to Italy for various reasons: to gain social prestige, to pursue artistic and literary interests, or simply to enjoy a beautiful country ...


Women Artists In The Collection Jan 2010

Women Artists In The Collection

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

This special exhibition of the permanent collection focuses exclusively on the contributions of American women artists. The fact of women's historical exclusion from the art world is part of the exploration, "Why have there been no great women artists?"-art historian Linda Nochlin famously asked in a 1971 essay. Her findings pointed to the past exclusion of women from working with male nude models, hence apprenticeships, then professions and academies, to which we add commercial gallery exhibitions, art criticism, and art history. Over the centuries this vicious cycle has shaped the current phenomenon: the predominance of male artists in ...


Agents Of Change: Mexican Muralists And New Deal Artists, Judy Zlotsky, Norman Zlotsky, Blana Salazar Jan 2010

Agents Of Change: Mexican Muralists And New Deal Artists, Judy Zlotsky, Norman Zlotsky, Blana Salazar

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Agents of Change: Mexican Muralists and New Deal Artists features works by artists from Mexico and the United States and demonstrates the close ties between them in the 1930s and' 40s. The exhibition is organized into four sections to include Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA); the Mexican Muralist Movement; a mural study by WPA artist Lucienne Bloch; and the Taller de Grafica Popular.

Mexican muralism, a government public art initiative, sponsored after the 1910 Mexican Revolution, encouraged social change by depicting the ideals and struggles for independence, while elevating and glorifying the indigenous heritage of Mexico. The ...


Dan Christensen: Forty Years Of Painting, Sharon L. Kennedy Jan 2010

Dan Christensen: Forty Years Of Painting, Sharon L. Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Art critic Clement Greenberg described Dan Christensen (1942-2007) as "one of the painters on whom the course of American Art depends." 1 This retrospective exhibition documents Christensen's life-long quest to understand the possibilities of color, paint, and pictorial space. Though long associated with Color Field painting, Christensen's relentless experimentation with style and technique places him among this country's most ambitious abstract and gestural painters.

Christensen was born in Lexington, Nebraska and grew up outside of Cozad. As a teenager Christensen listened to music on radio stations from Shreveport and Little Rock and grew fond of soul, blues ...


Divine Abstractions: Spiritual Expressions In Art, Susan J. Soriente Jan 2010

Divine Abstractions: Spiritual Expressions In Art, Susan J. Soriente

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

In Northern Europe during the early 1800s, artists began departing from the rationalism of the Enlightenment and the realism of traditional artwork. Their desire to express the mysterious and unseen essence of the divine through their artwork transformed the way we think about art. Called Romanticists, these artists valued subjective experience over reason and the individual experience rather than the collective. They abandoned conventional religious iconography and produced private, intensely meditative images, depicting the divine as something eternal and infinite. These artists believed that material reality hindered experiencing the divine. They sought to fracture the shell of physical reality to ...


Flowers, Lies And Revolution: Contemporary Cuban Art, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Sharon L. Kennedy, Britt-Marie Varisco Jan 2010

Flowers, Lies And Revolution: Contemporary Cuban Art, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Sharon L. Kennedy, Britt-Marie Varisco

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Flowers, Lies and Revolution surveys some themes that emerge in contemporary Cuban art, as revealed in three private collections in Lincoln, Nebraska. What a landlocked state and a sea locked nation share are the desires, comforts, and complexities of the other. This exhibition celebrates the transnational scope and vision witnessed in the breadth and focus of the three local collections: those of Karen and Robert Duncan, Kathy and Marc LeBaron, and Lisa and Tom Smith.

The collections represent the dominant trends of a new generation of Cuban artists that emerged in the last 30 years. Their work continues a tradition ...


Parallel Starts Outsider Art Inside Collections, Sharon L. Kennedy Jan 2010

Parallel Starts Outsider Art Inside Collections, Sharon L. Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

As the term implies, "outsider" artists tend to work in isolation with little interest in other artists' styles or methods. Such independence from the social and cultural norms that have shaped art history provides scholars with few clues from which to proceed.

Norman Geske, Sheldon Director Emeritus and exhibition curator, defines outsider art as follows:

Essentially, outsider art is the art that derives from the creative instinct, which is inherent in human beings who are entirely independent of any of the conventions of traditional art history. In these, works, subject matter, method, and technique are subsumed in the intrinsic impulse ...


The Unknown Blakelock, Sharon L. Kennedy Jan 2009

The Unknown Blakelock, Sharon L. Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Understanding the work of nineteenth-century American painter Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) has proven elusive despite several exhibitions and publications about his life and art. As Sheldon Director Emeritus, author, and founder of the Nebraska Blakelock Inventory Project Norman Geske observes, "Essentially self-taught, Blakelock proceeded with an imagination that was singularly free of any allegiance to established procedures, allowing him ... to address subjects as diverse as Jamaica, upper Manhattan Island, and the ocean shore - to find new solutions to differing pictorial problems. In some instances, it is clear he was cognizant of stylistic innovations in the higher artistic community. At other ...


Agency Of Time: An Installation By Leighton Pierce, Leighton Pierce Jan 2009

Agency Of Time: An Installation By Leighton Pierce, Leighton Pierce

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Leighton Pierce uses film, video and sound to create transformative experiences for viewers in time-based media. He creates multi-channel, sitespecific installations as well as single channel works. His award-winning short films and videos have been exhibited at museums and film festivals throughout the world, including the Whitney Biennial and film festivals in San Francisco, New York and Rotterdam.

He has had retrospectives at The Lincoln Center, The Cinematheque Francaise, Festival Nemo and Pompidou Center in Paris, and at The Lisboa Bienal of Contemporary Art. Pierce has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, The Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for ...


Evolving Eden, Sharon L. Kennedy Jan 2009

Evolving Eden, Sharon L. Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Eden is an idealized place where one experiences happiness, harmony and a sense of timelessness. While some believe this can only be experienced after death, others are convinced that the only Eden is the one we currently inhabit and therefore good stewardship is needed in order to sustain it. Photographers have historically captured our evolving planet and have brought to light its beauty as well as its destruction due to human intervention.

The artists in Evolving Eden address the much-discussed topic of the environment and our relationship with our surroundings, using three distinct approaches. While Arno Rafael Minkkinen's spiritual ...


From Particles To Planets: Exploring The Physical In Art, Susan J. Soriente Jan 2009

From Particles To Planets: Exploring The Physical In Art, Susan J. Soriente

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Our physical reality-its span, depth and breadth; from microcosm to macrocosm, from particle to planet-may be experienced through the eye of the artist as we contemplate a work of art.

It is clear that the physical is a primary element of art, but that statement does not encompass the multitude of ways the physical may be expressed. From antiquity, artists have used their art to encapsulate and express the world, or to change, invent and portray the physical to express their view of reality.

Line, form, color, texture and composition produce a visual experience of a subject that delineates and ...


New Acquisitions 2008 African-American Masters Collection, Patrick D. Jones, Sharon L. Kennedy, Christin J. Mamiya, Tyre J. Mcdowell Jr., Jorge Daniel Veneciano Jan 2009

New Acquisitions 2008 African-American Masters Collection, Patrick D. Jones, Sharon L. Kennedy, Christin J. Mamiya, Tyre J. Mcdowell Jr., Jorge Daniel Veneciano

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Charles Henry Alston

Romare Bearden

Elizabeth Catlett

Aaron Douglas

Löis Mailou Jones

Jacob Lawrence

Alvin D. Loving, Jr.

Charles Wilber White


The Purpose Of Labor, Robert Silberman Jan 2008

The Purpose Of Labor, Robert Silberman

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

For Gail Kendall, in decoration there is delight. No subscriber to the modernist dogma expressed by the architect Alfred Loos - that "ornament is crime"Kendall covers surfaces with eye-opening designs. Instead of the streamlined forms and unadorned austerity of high modernism, Kendall complements subtle washes or spots of color and delicate linear tracings with an unrelenting dot mania and frequent use of gold. The dots, sometimes only tiny specks, enliven the surfaces while demonstrating the expressive possibilities of even the simplest mark. The gold, far from indicating kitsch luxury, offers a reminder of the unique visual quality of gold's ...


Flow, Sharon L. Kennedy Jan 2008

Flow, Sharon L. Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

Symbolizing purity, sustenance, tranquility, power, movement, and continuity, water is a source of life as well as destruction and death. Its surface serves as a metaphor for self-reflection and contemplation. It flows over cultural and physical boundaries. Water is indispensable to human survival, yet many take it for granted. We pollute it, misuse it, and fight over it. It is easily accessible to some while nearly out of reach to others. Flow explores the theme of water as subject and symbol, natural wonder, recreational resource, and environmental concern.

Artists with an affinity toward nature, especially landscape painters, chose water as ...


Metaphors Of The Heart, Sharon L. Kennedy Jan 2008

Metaphors Of The Heart, Sharon L. Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

The images in Metaphors of the Heart are the creations of impassioned photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma. The Mayan and Mestizo subjects of Palma's portraits radiate beauty and spiritual strength and at the same time an intense sorrow that tugs at the heartstrings. His photographs of empty rooms are lonely yet elegantly dignified spaces. For the viewer, the emotional connection is immediate.

Palma's life in Latin America, a place rich in cultural heritage and political struggles, and his Catholic upbringing might explain his desire and perhaps also his need to express these dualities in his photographs. Palma was born ...


Seasonal Celebrations, Daily Life: Photographs By Graciela Iturbide, Sharon Kennedy Jan 2007

Seasonal Celebrations, Daily Life: Photographs By Graciela Iturbide, Sharon Kennedy

Sheldon Museum of Art Catalogues and Publications

The photographs in Seasonal Celebrations, Daily Life highlight the work by contemporary Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide. Early in Iturbide's artistic career she studied with Mexico's preeminent photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Several of his photographs selected from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery's permanent collection are also on view.

The exhibition focuses on Iturbide's photographs of the people of Juchitan, a Zapotec community in Oaxaca. She created this portfolio over a six-year period beginning in 1979. Here she earned the trust of the people she photographed by living among them and participating in their daily life and festivities ...