Nebraska Authors

Karen Janovy

A long time curator of Education at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Janovy taught on the history and philosophy of museums.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Art History; Art Curation; Art Criticism


Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1961, Oklahoma
Master in Arts, 1993, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Curator of Education
Professor of Museum Studies

Places Worked

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
University of Nebraska


Museum Art Educator of the Year
Nebraska Museum Association's Hugh H. Genoways Award of Achievement, 1999



The American Painting Collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. 1988. (edited with Norman Geske)
Art and Artists in Nebraska. 1985. (recorded lecture)
Sculpture from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. 2005.
The Unknown Blakelock. 2008.

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