Nasher Public

October 15, 2020 - December 31, 2023 10/15/2020 12:00 AM 12/31/2023 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 and Katy Trail Art: Nic Nicosia

at Katy Trail, Thomsen Overlook

Best known for his work in photography and film, Nicosia initially came to international prominence as part of the Pictures Generation, artists who came of age in the 1970s and whose work was suffused with images from popular culture that also included figures such as Richard Prince, Laurie Simmons, and Cindy Sherman. Although he often built sets and props for his elaborately staged photographs, Nicosia only began to make sculptures around 2009–10. Early experiments in paper clay and hydrocal included a group of... Learn More

Nasher Public: Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe

at Katy Trail, 2620 Katy Trail @ N. Houston St – Katy Trail @ Harvard Ave

Artists Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe have created an installation that runs the length of the Katy Trail, from just north of its South Trailhead on N. Houston Street to just south of where the trail intersects Harvard Avenue. Entitled Borest Forest, Grunting Grasses, the installation comprises a series of vignettes featuring sculptures of squirrels that appear at intervals along the trail. The works may blend naturally into the environment of the trail, distinguished from the real animals only by their fixity, as well as their uncanny human faces... 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


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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