Nasher Public

October 15, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Launched in October 2020, Nasher Public is a year-long, two-pronged public art initiative which aims to generate access to public art by North Texas artists at the Nasher and throughout the greater Dallas community.

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Betye Saar: Call and Response

September 25, 2021 - January 2, 2022

One of the most significant assemblage artists working today, Betye Saar (born 1926, Los Angeles) addresses spirituality, gender, and race in her art. Part of the strong Southern California tradition of artists using found objects (including Edward Kienholz, John Outterbridge, and Noah Purifoy), she combines items typically discovered at flea markets and secondhand stores into conceptually and physically elaborate creations. Saar’s creative process, however, does more than reflect on the outside world; she ruminates on and plays with objects and ideas, making sketches inspired by specific items in her possession. These sketches form an essential part of what she considers the mysterious transformation of object into art.

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Betye Saar, I'll Bend But I Will Not Break, 1998

Carol Bove: Collage Sculptures

October 16, 2021 - January 9, 2022

In the first major museum presentation focused solely on Bove's formidable steel sculptures, Carol Bove: Collage Sculptures will bring together nine sculptures from the last five years, two of which have been made especially for the Nasher’s exhibition. Organized by Nasher Curator Dr. Catherine Craft, Carol Bove: Collage Sculptures will provide an in-depth consideration of one of the most consequential artists working today.

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Carol Bove, "Hylomorph 1" (detail), 2016. Steel, found steel and urethane paint. 71.5 x 42 x 51 in. (181.6 x 106.7 x 129.5 cm). Private Collection, courtesy David Zwirner.

Foundations: Carol Bove

October 16, 2021 - December 26, 2021

Working with the Nasher's Dr. Catherine Craft, Carol Bove has selected a group of small works—miniatures, maquettes, models, and experiments—by artists ranging from Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso to Henry Moore and Tony Smith, that will delve into the mystery of scale: how large, or small, an object feels, relative to its actual size.

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Alberto Giacometti, "Two Figurines (Deux figurines sur socles)", ca.1945. Gold leaf over metal. Two pieces, 1 7/16 x 7/16 x 7/16 in. (3.7 x 1.1 x 1.1cm) each.
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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