Category: Film

Building the Modern: Film Screening

View the film "I. M. Pei—First Person Singular" in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A discussion led by members of the Lincoln chapter of the American Institute of Architects will follow.


In this intimate portrait, I. M. Pei leads viewers through the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Miho Museum, and other examples of his extraordinary designs. He discusses his early life in China, his years at MIT and Harvard, and his work with demanding clients including Jacqueline Kennedy, Paul Mellon, and Francois Mitterrand. Narrating the film himself, the modernist master reveals his architectural philosophy and principles in an unprecedented way.

"Building the Modern" is a collaboration between the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Lincoln AIA. This exciting series of programs explores the impact of museums and modernism on our lives. Tuesday nights in July, we'll screen award-winning movies on important museum architects. The series culminates in a walking tour of downtown Lincoln in which we'll examine those architects' works up close and assess modernism's continuing power to shape our built environment.

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Building the Modern: Film Screening

View the film "Sketches of Frank Gehry" in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A discussion led by members of the Lincoln chapter of the American Institute of Architects will follow.

Directed by his friend Sydney Pollack, "Sketches of Frank Gehry" investigates the working practice of a man who is perhaps the most famous architect of our time, the designer of stunning museums including the Guggenheim Bilbao. Beginning with Gehry’s own original sketches for each major project, the film explores his process of turning these evanescent, abstract drawings into tangible, three-dimensional form: finished buildings of titanium and glass, concrete and steel, wood and stone.

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Building the Modern: Film Screening

View the film "Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect" in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A discussion led by members of the Lincoln chapter of the American Institute of Architects will follow.

"Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect" is a fascinating look into the mind of one of the most creative and significant architects of the twentieth century. The film depicts Johnson at work on his property in New Canaan, Connecticut, which includes the seminal Glass House (1949) and served as a laboratory for his architecture. This film coincides with the exhibition "'Look for Beauty': Philip Johnson and Art Museum Design," which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sheldon Museum of Art.

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7th annual City of Lincoln National Arts Program®

2013 National Arts ProgramThe National Arts Program® was established in 1982 to identify, showcase, and reward the visual artistic talent in America. The program sponsors 82 venues in 38 states.  Coordinated by the AmeriCorps staff at the Lincoln Arts Council, this is the seventh year Lincoln has had the chance to offer this opportunity to our community.  Every year, the National Arts Program invites City of Lincoln Employees and Lincoln Public Schools and their family members to participate in this exhibition opportunity.   The National Arts Program is designed to give visual artists, at all skill levels, an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes.   This exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, Teen and Youth classifications, and it is free to all.

This year the program has 66 registered participants who will exhibit 110 pieces of artwork.  Eligibility for this program requires that the artwork has been created within the last 3 years and fits into one of the six categories which include: Painting, Works on Paper, Photography, Sculpture, Craft, and Mixed Media.

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LUX Center for the Arts presents ART BLOCK

Art BlockOn Friday, April 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., University Place Community Organization and University Place Business Association invites you to “Stepping Out”.  This event is free and open to the public and is made possible in part from a grant from Neighborworks Lincoln.  Find out more about this event at www.uniplacelincoln.com.

The “Academy of Rock” will kick off “Stepping Out” at Huntington Elementary School, 2900 N 46th Street, at 5p.m.  Join these young musicians as they get you excited for a night on the town in University Place.  Then walk the University Place Business District on N. 48th street to join local businesses and organizations for art, food, culture, and family fun. 

As part of "Stepping Out", LUX Center for the Arts presents “ART BLOCK” from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the corner of N. 48th Street and Baldwin Avenue.

Join us for this outdoor block party planned by UNL ceramics graduate student, Sam Berner. This free event will feature interactive installation and performance art, poetry readings, a puppet show, a yarn bombing and a coloring station for kids.  Local food trucks will sell food during the event.  Event is sponsored by First National Bank. 

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Special Thanks

In 2009 the Lincoln Arts Council received a generous gift from the estate of Ken Good, a portion of which was used to redevelop our website and establish an endowment. We offer our heart-felt thanks to Kenneth J. Good for his generosity and vision for a beautiful future.


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