Every December, the arts corridor on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s city campus is a great place to bring your family or head down to celebrate with friends. The Glenn Korff School of Music, Sheldon Museum of Art and the Lied Center for Performing Arts all offer a plethora of arts and entertainment, with something sure to suit your taste and schedule.
Sheldon Museum of Art and the Glenn Korff School of Music (Arts.unl.edu/music) collaborate on December’s first Friday for a free concert. Revel in choral music presented in Sheldon’s Great Hall and take in the exhibitions Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. Current exhibitions include:
• “Sheldon Treasures” through Dec. 31 – an ongoing, rotating gallery installation of some of the museum's most important and best-known objects;
• “Approaching Landscape” through Dec. 31. Featuring more than 90 works from the museum’s permanent collection as well as several loans, this exhibition considers how artists depict natural, built and imaginary environments; and
• “For Freedoms: In the Future Days” through Dec. 31. The enduring relevance of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 “Four Freedoms” address is explored in an exhibition of artworks drawn from Sheldon’s permanent holdings and those of private collections (SheldonArtMuseum.org).
The Lied Center for Performing Arts added a matinee for holiday must-see Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis at 3 p.m. Dec. 20. It’s time to start thinking about the holiday, and tickets to your favorite shows make excellent gifts. The Lied Center has gift cards available for shows like Paul Shaffer and Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, The Broadway Princess Party, The King and I, Purple Reign and many more (LiedCenter.org).