Current Exhibitions

9.16.17 - 1.7.18
Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony presents Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe.  In the Nasher’s indoor galleries, Sachs will set a tea house in a garden accessorized with variations on lanterns, gates, a wash basin, a plywood airplane lavatory, a koi pond, an ultra HD video wall with the sublime hyper-presence of Mt. Fuji, a bronze bonsai made of over 3,600 individually welded parts, and other objects of use and contemplation, all made from commonplace materials easily procured at local art supply stores or through the McMaster-Carr hardware catalogue.
9.16.17 - 12.31.17
Each Foundations exhibition compliments, contextualizes, and expands upon the featured contemporary exhibition on view. Sometimes Nasher curators organize these installations; other times, the artist featured in the adjacent gallery is invited to select works of art from the Nasher Collection to have on view. For Foundations: Tom Sachs, the artist has selected works that provide insights into his deep ties to Modernism and point up aspects of these historical precursors that still resonate today. 
10.14.17 - 2.4.18

The artists in Paper into Sculpture, including Marco Maggi, Joshua Neustein, Nancy Rubins, and others, play on tensions between commonly held understandings of sculpture and what paper can and cannot do, pushed to physical limits.  Treating paper as a material with a palpable three-dimensional presence rather than as a mere support for mark-making, they use processes ranging from tearing, crumpling, and cutting to scattering, binding and adhering to create sculptural works that take a variety of forms, with a varied range of expressive and conceptual implications.

10.26.17 - 1.28.18
In a fantastical cornucopia of color, form, and gesture, Nathan Carter presents the story of a fictional punk rock band who call themselves The DRAMASTICS. The band, and the world Carter created for them, are the focus of his first video titled The DRAMASTICS are Loud (2016), which tells the story of the group’s rise to stardom in a series of vignettes, starting with The DRAMASTICS’ formation at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and ending incredibly with a world tour finale in Paris.