For more than 20 years, the Lied Center for Performing Arts has provided world-class art and entertainment to Nebraska. The 2009-10 Season includes performances by Winton Marsalis, Yo Yo Ma, and Broadway touring productions of South Pacific and Avenue Q.
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre is a professional theatre company affiliated with the UNL Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.
Several other performing arts options are available both on campus and close to campus. http://downtownlincoln.org/play/arts-entertainment/category/performing-arts/
Jazz in June is a free outdoor concert series organized by the Sheldon Museum of Art and offered each Tuesday in June.
Called "the Festival to Watch" by Chamber Music America, the Meadowlark Music Festival is Nebraska's only summer classical music festival.
The Sheldon Museum of Art is a premier university art museum with one of the nation's finest collections of American art, housed in a masterpiece building designed by Philip Johnson.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum attracts visitors from around the world to view several exhibitions each year, drawn from the world's largest collection of quilts.
The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History (Morrill Hall) offers three floors of exhibits that will appeal to the whole family and is also home to Mueller Planetarium.
Lincoln offers several other museum options close to campus. http://downtownlincoln.org/play/arts-entertainment/category/museums/
The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery hosts traveling exhibitions and works by undergraduate and graduate art students and works by university faculty.
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is devoted to the exhibition of textiles--from art to apparel, from East to West, from past to present, and from emerging artists to the acclaimed.
Several other art gallery options are available both on campus and close to campus. http://downtownlincoln.org/do/arts-entertainment/category/art-gallerie
First Friday Gallery Walks - On the first Friday of every month, local galleries open their doors, allowing art lovers to mingle and admire the work displayed on gallery walls and street corners into the evening.
Offering two screens, state-of-the-art sound and projection and concessions, the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center is one of the finest venues for independent and foreign film in America.