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Sheldon Museum of Art

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Definitely worth a visit

This is a small, lovely museum on the edge of the University of Nebraska. The permanent collection... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy B
via mobile
Great building, spectacular art

We saw an exhibit loosely based on the idea of landscape. Included both internationally-know... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane L
Seattle, Washington
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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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12th and R Sts, On the campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588
+1 402-472-2461
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small, lovely museum on the edge of the University of Nebraska. The permanent collection is varied and the current curated exhibits were engaging. The environment is tranquil.

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw an exhibit loosely based on the idea of landscape. Included both internationally-know artists and less-familiar ones.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a First Friday event at the Sheldon Museum. The building is beautiful & don't forget to take a walk around the outside to see some of the sculptures. The staff were enthusiastic plus they had a nice little buffet of snacks & drinks....More

Thank TerryBonJovi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing. I can't believe all the times I've visited Lincoln and never visited. The architecture of the building is so unique and breathtaking on the inside. I loved the layout of the exhibits, especially the large, bean bagged filled room. It's interesting...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Typical of many modern designed buildings, it is more about the building than the actual art exhibition space. There was a small gallery with highlights from the collection. The leader of this small but excellent pack was a wonderful Hopper! The moderate sized main gallery...More

2  Thank Lance H
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I try to stop in at Sheldon when I am in Lincoln and check out their exhibits, but I seem to always be there when they are intransition to a new exhibit. Check out all the sculptures around the museum grounds.

1  Thank Marcia R
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building. Modest sized exhibit space. The exhibits were good. I walked around the sculpture garden and unless I missed some, an hour is enough to see inside and the garden if you are short on time as I was. They also have a gift...More

1  Thank hikerpatty
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Sheldon holds and excellent collection and is very family friendly. If you check out their web page you will notice a wide range of programs and activities. This Art Museum sees a lot of local traffic especially college students. Put this on your list...More

1  Thank loesshawk2015
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Visiting Lincoln, I have to visit Sheldon. Right on the college campus with a great outdoor space.There is a nice gallery with permanent pieces-impressive and the descriptions for each piece provides addl info on artist.

1  Thank BfromMD
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I love the Sheldon! They are works of art by super famous artist as well as student work, local work and historical pieces! The JEWEL of this is the Sculpture Garden, which is always free. The garden tours through the University of Nebraska at Lincoln's...More

1  Thank Ashlee D
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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