It’s season announcement time at the Lied Center for Performing Arts! The Lied celebrates years of entertaining shows, world-class artists, Grammy Award-winning performers and, of course, the best of Broadway.
The shows this historic season are too numerous to list, but the season will feature marquee artists in every art form, including the Boston Pops on Tour playing the music of John Williams, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s stunning “Wizard of OZ,” “The Phantom of the Opera” for two full weeks, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, top comedian Brian Regan, Grammy Award-winning pianist Murray Perahia, Blue Man Group, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara, and the season opener with St. Louis Symphony. For more information, go to LiedCenter.org.
Sheldon Museum of Art opens an exhibition highlighting newly acquired works on paper, many of which have yet to be seen by museum visitors. Together, the works present a wide range of techniques – etching, lithography and mezzotint, among others – available for making art on paper. “Recent Acquisitions on Paper” will be on view through July 14. For more information, see SheldonArtMuseum.org.
There is a new cultural district in Lincoln. Within a three-block radius of Lied Center for Performing Arts are Sheldon Art Museum, Johnny Carson Theater, Howell Theatre, The Ross Film Theater, Glenn Korff School of Music, Kimball Hall, Great Plains Art Museum, Kiechel Art Gallery and the new Johnny Carson Center for the Emerging Media Arts, among others. Even as the majority of these organizations are affiliated with the University of Nebraska, alone and collectively they hold a deep impact on the urban fabric of downtown Lincoln. This area already provides cultural experiences for people living, working and playing in downtown Lincoln, and the new designation in the City’s Master Plan as Lincoln’s Cultural District is a natural and welcome fit.