Week Fifty Two

Sheldon Museum vandalized; reopens today

Posted in Art news, general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 6 January 2009

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Lincoln’s Sheldon Museum of Art will repoen today after being closed for five days as a result of vandalism.

Though no artwork was damaged, the vandals broke four panels of glass in the Sheldon’s Great Hall, on the east side of the Philip Johnson-designed building. Visitors can enter the museum through the west doors. A portion of the Great Hall is cordoned off and the damaged panels – a pricey replacement – will be fixed as soon as possible.

Interim Curator Sharon Kennedy told the Lincoln Journal Star that vandals threw four bricks through the glass panels of the museum around 2 a.m. on Jan. 1. Another brick also broke a window at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The damage to the Sheldon is estimated at $50,000.

Click here for a slideshow of the damage from the Lincoln Journal Star.

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