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Nebraska’s Sheldon Museum of Art to Open "History"

LINCOLN, NE.- The Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is reinstalling its permanent collection galleries with a new show, “Histories,” which focuses on the complexity of the subject. The exhibition opens with a First Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5. The term “history” suggests a single, unified explanation and understanding of events and actors on the world stage. And yet in both academic settings and popular culture, history reveals itself to be a complex, multifaceted topic, explored and interpreted in a variety of different ways. Through artworks from the Sheldon Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this exhibition investigates some of the ways history has directed, influenced, or been represented in art, exploring how it has been translated and construed by different people during different periods. Beginning with the theme of Important People and Major Events — often the tradi