Calder sculpture installed at Sheldon

Released on 01/25/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHERE: Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R Streets

Lincoln, Neb., January 25th, 2013 —
Alexander Calder.
Alexander Calder. "Tripes" 1974. Sheet metal, bolts and paint, 144 x 132 x 118 inches. Calder Foundation, New York. Copyright 2013 Calder Foundation, New York.

            In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Sheldon Museum of Art, a monumental sculpture by renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) has been installed in the museum's sculpture garden. "Tripes," created by the artist in 1974 with bolted steel, is prominently situated on the west side of the building, 12th and R streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

            "Calder's outdoor public sculptures energize some of the world’s most prestigious institutions," said Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Sheldon's director. "We are thrilled to have 'Tripes' here at Sheldon on extended loan from the Alexander Calder Foundation."

            The museum and its support organization, the Sheldon Art Association, invite the public to a debut of the artwork at 6 p.m. on Feb. 1 during its First Friday reception. The museum and First Friday are free and open to all.

            The work on long-term loan from the Calder Foundation of New York will be installed in the Sheldon Museum of Art sculpture garden through October.

            Sheldon Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects focusing on American art. Sheldon is open free to the public during regular hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; closed on Monday. For more information, visit

Writer: Ann Gradwohl