Sheldon Art Gallery
The Sheldon Art Gallery, located at the center of the campus of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, boasts one Norman Rockwell painting in its collection.
So the Gallery is not technically a Norman Rockwell museum, though the Rockwell is certainly the highlight in the eyes of this Norman Rockwell art collector.
Still, other notable and prolific artists are represented in the gallery's collection. Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe are all represented with artworks.
The sculpture garden is also a special treat.
Sculptors represented in the sculpture garden include a veritable Who's Who. Tom Otterness, Gaston Lachaise, William Zorach, Juan Hamilton, Mark di Suvero, Richard Serra, Roxy Paine and Claes Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen all have work displayed.
Who knows, you may find another favorite artist when you visit!
Norman Rockwell Visits a County Agent
The Norman Rockwell exhibit features Norman Rockwell Visits a County Agent. This painting was originally published inside the July 24, 1948 issue of The Saturday Evening Post to illustrate an article.
Norman Rockwell Visits a County Agent is a 36.25 x 70 or 92 x 178 cm Oil on canvas painting., one of Rockwell's largest at nearly six feet wide.
The illustration has appeared in the followinng Norman Rockwell books: Illustration 276 on Norman Rockwell's America by Christopher Finch, on page 91 of The Norman Rockwell Album, illustration 460 of Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator by Thomas Buechner, pages 96 thru 97 of Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective by Thomas Buechner, and page 803 of Norman Rockwell, A Definitive Catalogue by Laurie Norton Moffatt.
This Norman Rockwell painting was a gift to the University of Nebraska from Nathan Gold.
This painting is on display all year round.
In addition, the Sheldon Art Gallery displays many other works of art.
About The Sheldon Art Gallery
Museum hours are Tuesdays 10qm to 8pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Sundays 12pm to 5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, Easter, Memorial Day and Independence Day, Thanksgiving and the period starting the Friday before Christmas ending the Tuesday after New Year's Day.
Admission is free. Visitors with special needs will find the building accessible.
Sheldon Museum of Art
Phone: (402) 472-2461
Visit the museum website. (Opens new window at Rockwell page.)
After scouring the nation for every Norman Rockwell Museum,
Norman Rockwell Quotes:
I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.
No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.
Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible.
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too.
You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression.
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