DH Fun Run

Matthew Jockers has posted information about the unofficial DH fun run, to be held July 18, 2013 in Lincoln. He has asked participants to arrive at the north side of the UNL Student Union (fountain area) where the route begins at 6 a.m. for a 6:15 departure. The 4.75-mile (7.65-kilometer) route is expected to take 45 minutes, allowing participants to be back on campus at 7 a.m., with enough time to attend conference sessions at 8:30.

Jockers notes, “Morning temperatures in July are likely to be in mid 70s (that’s ~24 degrees centigrade) and it will be humid. A water bottle is recommended (and you’ll find one in your conference swag bag!).” His website includes a map of the entire route. For more information, click here.




Local Entertainment, July 15-20

July 15, 5 p.m.    Piano, Emily Bass  at the Zoo Bar

July 15, 7 p.m.    Zoo Bar House Band

July 16, 6 p.m.   Mingo Fishtrap  at the Zoo Bar ($10 Advance/$15 at the Door)

July 17, 6 p.m.    Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (Zydeco, Grammy winner) at the Zoo Bar ($12 Advance/$15 at the Door)

July 17,  8 a.m.    Midnight Empire (hard rock) at the Bourbon Theater

July 18, noon-1  Nebraska Jazz Combo at the Nebraska Union

July 18, TBA        Earl and Them Band (blues) at the Zoo Bar ($8)

July 20, TBA        Eli Mardock LP Release concert (with Kickback) at the Bourbon Theater

“Dirty Wars” (Sundance Festival winner) is playing July 12-18 at the Ross; and Much Ado About Nothing (directed by Joss Whedon) is playing from July 18-July 25.

The Sunken Gardens

Sunken GardensAs the only Nebraska garden listed in the “300 Best Gardens to Visit in the United States and Canada” by National Geographic Guide to Public Gardens, this is a special place to many. Located at 27th and Capitol Parkway, this 1.5 acre lot was first developed in 1930 and most recently renovated in 2004. Visitors can tiptoe through the tulips every spring and watch the thousands of annuals bloom all summer long. Sunken Gardens has two living ponds, several art pieces including the new pavilion, and a healing garden.

Darryl White Group will perform at the 18 July DH2013 reception

dwhite2_portraitA professor of trumpet at UNL since 1997, White has been playing the horn since his youth in Warren, Ohio. Experienced in both classical and jazz, White has performed as a guest soloist with the Omaha Symphony, the Lake Forest Chamber Orchestra, and in a variety of venues, including the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City and Nebraska’s statewide NET Radio. His albums include In the Fullness of Time and Ancient Memories, and his 2007 classical release, Resonance, with ECM recording artist Art Lande.

Nebraska Repertory Theatre


During the week of July 16-20, the Nebraska Repertory Theatre will hold performances of two shows from its 2013 summer season.

Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.: Mrs. Mannerly, by Jeffrey Hatcher, is “a two-person comedy in which the ten-year-old Jeffrey takes an etiquette class from Mrs. Mannerly in 1967 Steubenville, OH.”

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.: Emma, by Jon Jory, is “a stylish adaptation” of Jane Austen’s beloved novel.

Tickets are available online, at the Lied Center Box Office, and at the door.

Lied Center Ticket Office
12th & R Streets
P.O. Box 880157
Lincoln, NE 68588-0157
Phone: 402-472-4747 or 1-800-432-3231 toll free
Lied Center Ticket Office Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sheldon Sculpture Garden


The Sheldon Sculpture Garden comprises important works from the early 20th century to the present. Outstanding pieces have been installed across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City and East campuses, providing students, staff, and visitors access to a dazzling range of modern and contemporary sculptures.

Artists represented in the collection include Mark di Suvero, Juan Hamilton, Gaston Lachaise, Claes Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen, Tom Otterness, Roxy Paine, Richard Serra, and William Zorach.

View a  Map Showing Campus Sculptures.

Sheldon Museum of Art


In 2013 the Sheldon Museum of Art celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Philip Johnson building and the 125th anniversary of the Sheldon Art Association, which is the museum’s support group.

In commemoration of these anniversaries, exhibitions this year will highlight the strength of the Sheldon’s permanent collections. In July, two featured collections will be ongoing.

50 Gifts for 50 Years

late June 2013 - September 22, 2013

(Details to come)

“Look for Beauty”: Philip Johnson and Art Museum Design

July 11, 2013 - mid October 2013

This exhibit examines three Johnson-designed museum buildings: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 1960; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1961; and the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (now the Sheldon Museum of Art), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1963. While Johnson (1906-2005) designed several museums and galleries during his long career, these three early projects form a coherent trio to study the arc of Johnson’s developing personal aesthetic that wed International Style modernism to historical architectural references.


University of Nebraska State Museum

Morrill Hall

Housed within Morrill Hall, the University of Nebraska State Museum was founded in 1871. The museum includes Mueller Planetarium, which features a 360-degree Fulldome Experience, as well as a wide range of exhibits that explore the natural and cultural history of Nebraska. On display in Morrill Hall is the world’s largest exhibited elephant skeleton: a 14-foot male mammoth from the Late Pleistocene Era. The giant mammoth was found in 1922, in Lincoln County, Nebraska, by a rancher and his wife. They turned the fossil over to the Museum for exhibit and research.