The 2018 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium offers master’s and doctoral students from any academic discipline the opportunity to present scholarly work on a host of questions and topics related to 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates, moderated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Social Media Manager and author of the blog "Black Contemporary Art," Kimberly Drew. This will be followed by a presentation from keynote speaker Matthew Jesse Jackson.
Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, this symposium offers students a chance to take the work of 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates work as inspiration for their own scholarly and creative work. Student presentations and an accompanying publication will expand scholarship on the field of contemporary sculpture and its many forms. A keynote lecture by Matthew Jesse Jackson, a writer, curator, and critic who teaches modern and contemporary art at the University of Chicago, will end the day's events.
Open to the public. FREE Admission with RSVP.
Founder’s Circle Sponsors / The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
Presenting Sponsor / JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Principal Supporters / Regen Projects and White Cube
Nasher Prize Month Sponsors / National Endowment for the Arts and The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund
Presenting Media Partner / Belo Media Group
Media Partners / KERA’s Art & Seek and PaperCity
Public Transportation Partner / Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
DART to Nasher Prize Month – Take DART Rail (any line) to Pearl / Arts District Station or St. Paul Station and walk 3 blocks North to Flora Street. Or, take the D-Link bus, a free and convenient way to explore Downtown Dallas, to the Dallas Arts District (stop 19). For more information or schedules, please visit DART.org