Richard Serra Teaching Resource
Best known as a sculptor, artist Richard Serra's weighty and textural works on paper push the boundaries of traditional printmaking. Recommended for middle and high school students.
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Pierre Huyghe Teaching Resource
2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe creates works that expand the boundaries of traditional sculpture, incorporating materials as diverse as fog, ice, computer programs and living creatures. This resource is recommended for Middle and High School levels.
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Michael Dean Teaching Resource
Connect high school students with the multi-layered work of artist Michael Dean, whose Nasher exhibition explores connections between sculpture and language.
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Kathryn Andrews Teaching Resource
Artist Kathryn Andrews weaves together politics, pop culture and history in a thought-provoking exhibition organized around the U.S. Presidency. This guide is designed for middle and high school students and includes a glossary of cultural references used in the exhibition.
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Joel Shapiro Teaching Resource (2016)
Expose Art 1 level students to the work of artist Joel Shapiro through a TEKS-aligned resource that includes primary source text and classroom activities.
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Mai-Thu Perret Teaching Resource (2016)
Discover the work of an artist who combines sculpture, painting and performance. Recommended for Middle and High School levels.
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Ann Veronica Janssens Teaching Resource (2016)
Explore ideas of perception, reflection and refraction while viewing the optically-charged work of artist Ann Veronica Janssens.
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Doris Salcedo Teaching Resource (2016)
Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, the 2016 Nasher Prize Laureate, honors the lives of victims of violence through powerful works of sculpture. Recommended for Middle and High School levels.
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Download Doris Salcedo: Información para Enseñanza Educativa (PDF / Español)
Giuseppe Penone Teaching Resource (2015)
Recommended for upper-elementary and secondary student groups, this one page resource offers featured artworks and discussion questions for the exhibition Giuseppe Penone: Being the River, Repeating the Forest.
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Phyllida Barlow Teaching Resource (2015)
Recommended for upper-elementary and secondary student groups, this one page resource presents big ideas and activity prompts related to the exhibition Phyllida Barlow tryst.
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Melvin Edwards Teaching Resource (2015)
Recommended for secondary-level teachers, this one-page resource offers major themes and questions for students viewing the exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades.
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Thomas Heatherwick Teaching Resource: Design & Innovation (2014)
Developed in conjunction with the exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, this guide offers both classroom- and gallery-based teaching strategies for learners of all age
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Download Thomas Heatherwick Slideshow (PPT)
Download Printable exhibition poster (PDF)
Watch Video interview with designer Neil Hubbard of Heatherwick Studio
Nasher XChange Teaching Resource (2013)
To commence a yearlong 10-year anniversary, the Nasher Sculpture Center presents Nasher XChange, a dynamic art exhibition consisting of 10 newly-commissioned public sculptures by contemporary artists at sites throughout the city of Dallas. Covering a diverse range of sites and approaches to sculpture, this exhibition represents the first citywide, museum-organized public art exhibition in the United States. Educators are encouraged to share this landmark exhibition with students of all ages.
Engaging with public art offers students the unique opportunity to experience the impact an artist can make on a community or an environment. The ten works in Nasher XChange offer a jumping-off point for a larger dialogue about the role of art in the places we visit every day. This Teaching Guide can be used as a tool for engagement.
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