Sheldon Presents 'Evolving Eden,' Showcase Exhibition in Lincoln PhotoFest

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Sheldon Presents 'Evolving Eden,' Showcase Exhibition in Lincoln PhotoFest
Arno Minkkinen, "Self-Portrait with Laurence," San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta, 2002

LINCOLN, NE.- Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents "Evolving Eden: Three Photographic Perspectives," an exhibition of works by artists Arno Minkkinen, Hans Eijkelboom and Edward Burtynsky. Through diverse viewpoints, these contemporary photographers explore our environment and the human effects on its changes.

The exhibition Feb. 6 with a keynote address by Minkkinen at 5:30 p.m. in the Sheldon's Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium and will be on view through May 31. "Evolving Eden" is the showcase exhibition in Lincoln PhotoFest, a communitywide celebration of photography at 20 galleries and museums across the city. Exhibitions on view in PhotoFest range from contemporary, cutting-edge works by local and national photographers to historical retrospectives. For a complete listing of participating PhotoFest venues and descriptions of their exhibitions, visit

To launch PhotoFest, Sheldon will present a Photography Symposium focused on the works in "Evolving Eden" 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 7. Symposium participants will discuss the historical context of works in the exhibition and new directions in photography. The speakers are Keith Davis, curator of photography at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo.; Sheryl Conkelton, director of exhibitions and public programs at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, Pa.; and Minkkinen, artist and professor of art at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

"Evolving Eden" is curated by Sharon Kennedy. The Aperture Foundation of New York City organized "Paris-New York-Shanghai, Photographs by Hans Eijkelboom."

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