Nasher Public

October 15, 2020 - December 31, 2022 10/15/2020 12:00 AM 12/31/2022 12:00 AM

Nasher Public is a public art initiative which aims to generate access to public art by Texas artists at the Nasher and throughout the greater Dallas community.

Inspired by the success of the summer 2020 series Nasher Windows, which safely presented art to the public in the Nasher Sculpture Center’s vestibule while the museum was closed due to the pandemic, Nasher Public launched with a series of monthly exhibitions, each presenting work by emerging and established artists in a newly constituted gallery space directly accessible from the Nasher’s entrance foyer. The Public Gallery is open to the public free of charge during the museum and viewable through the windows during off hours.

Currently On View

Nasher Public: Liss LaFleur

at Nasher Sculpture Center

For her Nasher Public installation, Liss LaFleur presents the inaugural exhibition of The Queer Birth Project, a collaborative arts and research-based project that promotes a radically inclusive view of pregnancy, birth, and family building. ... Learn More

Nasher Public: Alicia Eggert

at 2000 Ross Avenue

For her Nasher Public commission at 2001 Ross Avenue, Alicia Eggert has made The Time for Becoming. A steel structure with red neon lettering, the work of art shifts between messages. “NOW IS ONLY FOR THE TIME BEING” changes to “NOW IS ALWAYS THE TIME FOR BECOMING.” The work continues Eggert’s philosophical exploration of language and time. Using the language of commercial signage such as neon, steel, plastic, inflatables, and flowers, Eggert poses existential conundrums. Learn More

Nasher Public: Lauren Cross

at For Oak Cliff, 907 E. Ledbetter Drive

For her Nasher Public installation at For Oak Cliff, A Moment of Silence / Let Freedom Ring, Lauren Cross takes as inspiration the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Galveston, Texas, June 19, 1865, two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.... Learn More

Nasher Public: Artstillery

at Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church, 323 West Main Street

Artstillery, an experimental performance group based in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff, has been working for five years with the residents of West Main Street, a tiny neighborhood with a long history in West Dallas, documenting their stories and working to save important structures that are quickly disappearing due to rapid gentrification in the area. The project, called Family Dollar (2016–2021), is... Learn More


The project is steered by the Nasher curatorial team of Chief Curator Jed Morse, Curator Catherine Craft, and Associate Curator Leigh Arnold, with especial support from project advisors artist Annette Lawrence and Founder of the Power Station, Alden Pinnell.  

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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