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.
Nasher Public offers artists occasions to exhibit their work at a time when such opportunities in traditional spaces—museums and art galleries—remain limited, while allowing the public to experience works of art in person when visitation to museums and art spaces is restricted. The project will commence at the Nasher in a newly formed gallery, presenting monthly exhibitions over the next year, followed by an ongoing series of off-site exhibitions in partnership with area businesses.
Currently On View
at the Nasher
For the past two decades, Cameron Schoepp has made work that compels viewers to reconsider the familiar. Whether sculptural forms drawn from everyday life, likes hats, benches, or rugs, Schoepp’s treatment raises them from their utilitarian reference points to objects of esthetic and philosophical consideration. He often combines and arranges these so that they create spaces of their own, a new kind of space that obliges one to consider it, and one’s own presence, on different terms.... Learn More
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
at For Oak Cliff
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. The spot at which slaves in Texas were formally informed of their freedom is now a parking lot, its significance indicated by a simple historical marker near a bench and a few trees.... Learn More
Nasher Public: Brian Molanphy
Nasher Public: Linda Ridgway
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.