Current Exhibitions

5.12.18 - 8.19.18

Over the last 150 years, artists have continuously re-evaluated conventions and accepted practices in an extended period of cultural innovation, with each generation pushing against the achievements of the preceding generation or striking out in new directions altogether. Many of these advances in art have mirrored the simultaneous rapid pace of change in science, technology, and society—as new ideas flourished in the world, artists responded with exciting new artistic forms. The constant push to forge new paths to express the human experience in the modern age can be seen most clearly, perhaps, in the medium of sculpture.

5.12.18 - 8.19.18

The latest iteration of Sightings, the Nasher’s series of small-scale exhibitions and installations exploring the boundaries of sculpture today, focuses on the medium of sound.  Similar to the way a physical sculpture or installation is a presence that alters one’s experience of a given space, sound sculpture uses acoustic phenomena to affect and change one’s perception of space.  An outgrowth of Futurist, Dada, Surrealist, and Fluxus sound works, sound sculpture has been an active arena of artistic activity for over fifty years that has yet to be presented at the Nasher.

Collection objects in the Nasher Garden are still on view while we install A Tradition of Revolution exhibition.