Sheldon Statewide 2016-17 Exhibition
Shape Up! Visualizing the Geometric World
January 6 - February 1, 2017
Free and open to the public during
regular library hours.
Mathematics and art have teamed up for millennia to bring about some of the most important discoveries, technological advancements, and artwork ever created. Although young learners in today’s classroom often move between distinct spaces for the study of mathematics and the practice of art, the two fields have historically been paired to produce radical results. This thirtieth annual Sheldon Statewide exhibition features projects that blur the boundary between these disciplines, and speak to the potential for productive partnerships.
Shape Up! includes original works of art made over the last 150 years and is presented in four sections: geometric abstraction; geometry and the built environment; geometry and the natural environment; and the geometricized body. Each subtheme provides a framework for exploring the diverse and innovative ways artists use geometry to visualize the world around us.
Sheldon Statewide is an annual exhibition and outreach program through which original artworks from the museum's collection travel to communities throughout Nebraska. Since its inception in 1987, the exhibition series has reached 285,000 people in 24 Nebraska communities. The Sheldon Statewide exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, James and Rhonda Seacrest, the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Sheldon Art Association. The Harry and Grace Moller Library Endowment Fund sponsors the Nebraska City exhibition.