The Nasher Sculpture Center is working with many of the foremost arts organizations in the region to develop public programs and teaching resources specific to the history and practice of sculpture.
Found Object Art Service Learning Project
An ongoing collaboration between the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas ISD and La Reunion TX, FOUND OBJECT ART combines service, culture and self-expression to create meaningful student experiences. Participating high school students learn how found objects are transformed into works of art by taking part in a site clean-up at La Reunion TX, viewing modern and contemporary found object sculptures at the Nasher Sculpture Center, and using the objects they gather during their clean-up to create their own sculptures for an exhibition in the Nasher classroom.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
As part of the airport's effort to highlight the rich offerings of the arts in North Texas, the Nasher Sculpture Center presents sculptures from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection and other lenders outside the new international Terminal D. Presented on a rotating basis, the installation currently features works by internationally recognized artists such as Anthony Caro, John Newman, Mac Whitney, and Isaac Witkin.
Isaac Witkin, Hawthorne Tree, Variation III, 1990, Bronze, 93 x 83 x 83 in., Courtesy of Nadine Witkin (pictured right)
Nasher Performing Arts Series
Salute to the Arts District
Immerse yourself in the arts during the Sunday afternoon series featuring the area’s finest performing arts groups in the Nasher’s intimate surroundings. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon with gourmet brunch at Nasher Cafe, a guided tour through the Garden and Galleries, and intimate performances at one of four featured programs: Symphonic Sundays, Overtures with The Dallas Opera, Dance Movements, and Chorale Sounds.
All performances are FREE with Admission.
Sponsored by Nokia, with support from the Pearson Foundation and managed by Big Thought, Make a Connection thru Art is an interactive program for middle school students to develop key life skills like self-confidence, communication, respect, and creative and critical thinking, as they work with artists and participate in interactive tours. Over 2,000 students have toured the Center since fall 2006. The Nasher Sculpture Center is currently the only museum in the United States with this program.
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas
In November and December of 2008, The Nasher Sculpture Center partnered with Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas on the first after school program at the museum. The program was sponsored by Chase. To learn more, click here.
Dallas Museum of Art
We share our docent program with our Arts District neighbor, the Dallas Museum of Art. Experienced docents from the DMA are trained to present adult and school tours on the Nasher Sculpture Center building and collection.
J. Paul Getty Museum and the J. Paul Getty Trust
Variable States: Intention, Appearance and Interpretation in Modern Sculpture
Curatorial/Conservation Conference, 2004
Organized in partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the conference and related exhibition explores the notion of permanence and change in sculpture. See our Conference section on the list of headings above for detailed conference information. The conference was generously sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Trust.