Events

Sheldon Museum of Art presents Re-Seeing the Permanent Collection: The Long 1968

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02/11/2018
Date: Jan 17 - Jul 29
Venue: Sheldon Museum of Art
Location: 12th & R streets
Ticket Price: Free
Time: 10am-5pm Tues. & Wed., 10am-7pm Thurs. & Fri., 10am-5pm Sat., Noon-5pm Sun., Closed Mon.
Phone: (402) 472-2461

This year marks the 50th anniversary of 1968, a notable twelve months of worldwide political upheaval and burgeoning social movements. Through six distinct gallery installations and a number of rarely seen objects from the permanent collection, Sheldon explores the politics of activism, cultural experimentation, and artistic production of the late 1960s. The permanent collection galleries feature: *Rock posters that promoted shows at the two major venues in San Francisco between 1966 and 1968; *Photography by Josef Sudek, known as "the poet of Prague" for the lyrical qualities of his images; *Works selected by guest curator Bridget R. Cooks to present visions of life at the crossroads of the modern Civil Rights Movement; *A unified portfolio, with contributions from sixteen visual artists and eighteen poets, published as Artists and Writers Protest *Against the War in Viet Nam; Paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints by artists who exhibited together as the Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, and False Image and are now grouped under the name: Chicago Imagists; *Works by artists included in the 1968 Venice Biennale's United States Pavilion, organized by Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (today Sheldon Museum of Art) and its founding director, Norman Geske.