Covering a diverse range of neighborhoods and approaches to sculpture, Nasher XChange was the first citywide, museum-organized public art exhibition in the United States, and was inspired by Raymond and Patsy Nasher’s enduring legacy of making art accessible to all with the opening of NorthPark Center almost 50 years ago.
The Nasher Sculpture Center commissioned artists Lara Almarcegui, Rachel Harrison, Alfredo Jaar, Charles Long, Liz Larner, Rick Lowe, Vicki Meek, Ruben Ochoa, Ugo Rondinone, and Good/Bad Art Collective to create works for the Nasher XChange exhibition. Nasher XChange encouraged viewers to discover Dallas through the public art located throughout the city.
“Nasher XChange is a show about public art, surveying the radically different approaches artists are taking to public work, but it’s also a show about Dallas. Each site chosen is important and distinctive, and each says something different about the past, present – and future – of this city.”
– Director Jeremy Strick
This project was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Nasher XChange: Through the Eyes of Allison V. Smith
October 19, 2013 – February 16, 2014
The Nasher Sculpture Center commissioned photographer Allison V. Smith to document the mounting of Nasher XChange, from the various exhibition sites around the city before the arrival of the works, to their installations and public reception. A selection of the photographs were featured in an exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center and presented the scope of this citywide exhibition in one place.
With Smith’s extraordinary sensitivity to composition, color, and capturing the human narrative, the photographs brought the vibrancy of Nasher XChange and its impact on the community into clearer focus. The exhibition expanded throughout the run of Nasher XChange, with new photographs added to the installation in the Nasher’s Corner Gallery as the ten projects throughout the city were unveiled to the public.
Nasher XChange App
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Download the free Nasher XChange companion app in iTunes (iPhone only) and:
* Learn more about the works, sites and artists
* Find the works closest to you and get directions
* Take photos at each site and share them with your friends
360 Speaker Series: Artists, Critics, Curators
The Nasher’s renowned monthly speaker series brings guests face-to-face with some of the world’s most innovative artists, architects and designers, as well as with leading critics and scholars. These conversations and lectures aim to instill in attendees new insights and alternative perspectives about the ever-expanding definition of sculpture.
Sunday, October 20, 2:30 pm
Nasher XChange Public Art Panel
Jed Morse, Stephen Ross, Peter Simek, Rochelle Steiner
Saturday, November 9, 2pm
Making Art with Purpose
Social practice/social sculpture panel moderated by JanielEngelstad.
Featuring Vicki Meek, Matej Vakula, Frances Whitehead
Saturday, December 14, 2pm
Artist Charles Long with Writer and Critic Tyler Green
Support of the 360 Series is underwritten in part by Sylvia Hougland, in honor of her husband, Curtis Hougland.
“Flock Together” Family Day
Make some new feathered friends at a special Family Day celebrating Ruben Ochoa’s sculpture Flock in Space at the Trinity River Audubon Center. Enjoy guided hikes, animal encounters and art projects that let your imagination take flight.
Trinity River Audubon Center
Saturday, November 16 / 10 am – 2 pm
Donors & Sponsors
The Nasher Sculpture Center extends its profound gratitude to the individuals and organizations whose generous support helped to make Nasher XChange possible. The following is a complete list of contributors as of October 3, 2013.
Eugene McDermott Foundation
The Nasher Foundation
Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
The Dallas Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Faulconer
THE JOULE HOTEL + SHOPS
Univision KUVN 23*
Donna M. Wilhelm Family
Ben E. Keith Co.
Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District
Jennifer and John Eagle
Harold Simmons Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Allen and Kelli Questrom
Cindy and Howard Rachofsky
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Rose III
Gayle and Paul Stoffel
Christen and Derek Wilson
Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo / The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas
Communities Foundation of Texas
Michael M. Corman and Kevin Fink in honor of I.D. Flores III
Arlene and John Dayton
Marguerite Steed Hoffman
Jenny and Richard Mullen
Catherine and Will Rose
Armond and Cindy Schwartz
Texas Instruments Foundation
Sharon and Michael Young
The Karpidas Family
Nancy M. O’Boyle
Texas Commission on the Arts
Datum Engineers/ Thomas and Dane Taylor*
Naomi Aberly and Larry Lebowitz
Faye C. Briggs
Elaina and Gary Gross
Gene and Jerry Jones
William A. Kramer
Tom and Holly Mayer
Lucilo Peña and Lee Cobb
Janelle and Alden Pinnell
*denotes in-kind contribution