Press Releases

Tuesday, 10.1.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Art and Health Public Discussion Series

Series of talks, presented in partnership with the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas and area medical centers, will consider the ways artists work with and through mental and physical challenges

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Frida Kahlo painting in her bed

Monday, 9.23.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sightings: Anne Le Troter

Artist’s first U.S. commission will consider ethics of eugenics in a linguistic score and site-specific installation 

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Room with blue carpet and seats, an installation by artist Anne Le Troter titled 'Liste à puces'

Wednesday, 9.4.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Michael Rakowitz as Winner of the 2020 Nasher Prize

Chicago Artist Receives $100,000 in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Sculpture

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Michael Rakowitz

Tuesday, 6.11.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces the 2019/2020 Season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

Tenth anniversary season of highly-acclaimed concert series brings dynamic line-up of performances to Dallas with presentations from an international array of talent

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Portrait of Soundings performer Carolin Widmann by Lennard Ruehle

Tuesday, 6.4.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Elmgreen & Dragset: Sculptures

Scandinavian duo’s first major US museum presentation.

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A silver sculpture titled He by Elmgreen & Dragset

Tuesday, 5.28.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces the 2019 Artist Microgrant Winners

Five North Texas Artists and Collectives to Receive Grants to Support Studio and Curatorial Practices 

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A sculpture at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park

Monday, 5.20.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Acquisition of Nicole Eisenman’s Sketch for a Fountain

Five-part work, currently on view, is acquired through the tandem support of the Kaleta A. Doolin Acquisition Fund for Women Artists and the Green Family Collection

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Four figures from Nicole Eisenman's 'Sketch for a Fountain' surround the Nasher fountain

Friday, 5.10.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space

Site-specific fiber installation by American-born, Paris-based artist to transform Nasher Garden, with recent work in the Lower Level Gallery

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A fiber sculpture by Sheila Hicks titled 'Sentinel of Saffron' in the Nasher Sculpture Center

Monday, 5.6.19

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Pairings: Sculpture in the Nasher & Rachofsky Collections at the Nasher and The Sensation of Space at The Warehouse

Tandem exhibitions offer a rare presentation of sculpture from two of Dallas’s most renowned collections

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Two sculptures--Yayao Kusama's 'Accumulation' and Claes Oldenburg's 'Mannikin Torso'--side by side at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Monday, 12.10.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Free First Saturdays

Relaunch of monthly free day offers continued access to arts programming and free admission; new community partners Neiman Marcus and Bank of America to support education programming

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A family sketches at an art activity booth at Nasher Free First Saturdays

Wednesday, 10.17.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sterling Ruby: Sculpture

First museum exhibition to survey American artist’s sculptural work

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Poured urethane sculpture by Sterling Ruby titled 'The Cup'

Tuesday, 9.25.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Isa Genzken as Winner of the 2019 Nasher Prize

German Artist Receives $100,000 in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Sculpture

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Tuesday, 9.18.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Recent Gifts to the Collection

Works by Louise Bourgeois, Guerilla Girls, Ann Veronica Janssens, Joshua Neustein, and Bosco Sodi join the Nasher Collection

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A multicolored box that is a sculpture by Ann Veronica Janssens titled 'Blue, Red and Yellow

Wednesday, 8.15.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Fall 2018 Season of 360: Artists, Curators, Critics Speaker Series

Season line-up will feature lectures by leading international artists, as well as an in-depth symposium dedicated to the work of Jean (Hans) Arp

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A sculpture by Bosco Sodi titled 'Muro'

Thursday, 8.9.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sightings: Anne Le Troter

Artist’s first U.S. commission will consider ethics of eugenics in a linguistic score and site-specific installation.

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Picture of an empty room with blue tarp on the floor and circular room

Wednesday, 6.6.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2018 Artist Microgrant Winners

Five North Texas Artists to Receive Grants to Support Studio Practices

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Video still of a project by Nida Bangash titled 'Projection', a Persian rug with white paint splattered over it

Tuesday, 5.29.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces The Nature of Arp

The first major North American museum exhibition dedicated to Jean (Hans) Arp in three decades, with works rarely seen in the U.S.; exhibition will travel to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice in 2019

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abstract white marble statue

Wednesday, 4.18.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Nasher Prize Dialogues: Artists and Authorship: Reference, Relationships and Appropriation in Contemporary Sculptural Practice, presented in partnership with The Common Guild and Glasgow International 2018

Public panel discussion to be held at the Trades Hall of Glasgow, May 2, as part of the Nasher Prize’s ongoing series of international public programs

 

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Fluorescent white simple drawings of men holding weapons on display in a room lit with neon

Thursday, 3.22.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sightings: Luke Fowler

First-ever sound sculpture to be presented at the Nasher, commissioned in partnership with Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland

 

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Picture of developed film with a variety of displayed scenes like a hallway, a growing vine, a bowl on a table

Tuesday, 3.13.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces A Tradition of Revolution

Permanent collection exhibition explores developments and radical changes in modern and contemporary sculptural practice

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slightly greenish white  lattice cube stands on grid of dark blue and same whiteish color

Friday, 3.9.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2018 ‘til Midnight at the Nasher Series line-up

Popular free event extended year-round, featuring national touring acts including Psychic Ills, Vagabon, Martin Rev, Julianna Barwick, and more ; first concert to take place Friday, March 16

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Picture of a crowd of people sitting down on blankets at night under Nasher sculptures and fairy lights

Thursday, 2.22.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces The Circle Project

New collaboration with the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Artist Circle, the Nasher Store, and Cera´mica Suro to showcase work of North Texas artists

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Images of plates with sayings like a "the finest only for you to lick wet" or "mashed potatoes or a kiss on the neck"

Friday, 2.2.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Nasher Prize Dialogues: Sculpture + History, in partnership with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas

Public panel discussion to be held at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, March 6, as part of the Nasher Prize’s ongoing series of international public program

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Picture of The Commons, a statue of a horse whose base has notes contributed by the public, work made by Nasher Prize Nominee Paul Ramirez Jonas

Friday, 1.12.18

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Updated 2018 Exhibition Schedule

DALLAS, Texas (January 12, 2018)—The Nasher Sculpture Center announces an updated 2018 exhibition schedule, featuring a groundbreaking exhibition of prehistoric hand tools and artifacts; a permanent collection exhibition exploring themes of revolution and unrest as manifest in sculpture; two Sightings exhibitions dedicated to sound works; and the first major North American museum show of the work of Jean (Hans) Arp in three decades.

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abstract white marble statue

Thursday, 10.19.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone

Groundbreaking exhibition presents ancient tools and gathered objects as evidence of the earliest forms of artistic intention 

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Two brown oval handaxes, the left is more textured and the right has a hole

Tuesday, 9.19.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Theaster Gates as Winner of the 2018 Nasher Prize

American Artist Receives $100,000 in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Sculpture

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Thursday, 8.31.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents The DRAMASTICS: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas by Artist Nathan Carter

Carter’s first film, soundstage for fictional punk band on view; live performance to be presented in collaboration with Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival

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An installation view of the Nathan Carter work DRAMASTICS: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas, which features a colorful diorama of the fictional punk band

Wednesday, 8.16.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Fall 2017 Season of 360: Artists, Curators, Critics Speaker Series

 

Season line-up features lectures by Nasher exhibition artists as well as leading voices in the field of sculpture

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The Guests All Crowded Into the Dining Room (Installation View)

Thursday, 8.3.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Paper into Sculpture

 

 

Exhibition considers paper as a dynamic sculptural medium

 

Two ancillary exhibitions—a collection of paper works related to Esopus magazine and the outsized book and Duchampian homage, Fountainhead—will also to be on view

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Drawing, 2010

Thursday, 7.27.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces the 2017-2018 Season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

 

Eighth season of highly-acclaimed concert series brings dynamic line-up of performances to Dallas

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Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

Friday, 6.23.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony

Highly-acclaimed exhibition reimagines the traditional Japanese tea ceremony through the artist’s signature use of bricolage

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Photo: Genevieve Hanson

Wednesday, 6.14.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2018 Exhibitions

 

Season will feature four exhibitions with leading contemporary artists, as well as a groundbreaking show of ancient artifacts

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Photo courtesy of the artist

Tuesday, 4.11.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces The Great Create Family Fundraising Event Benefiting Nasher Education Programs

Featured artists announced for the fifth annual family fundraising event at Nasher; Scheduled for April 23, 2017.

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Photo: Evan Chavez

Monday, 3.20.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Roni Horn

First American museum exhibition of artist’s large-scale glass sculptures

 

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Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York

Friday, 2.10.17

Nasher Sculpture Center presents a Special Series of Soundings Concerts: Jörg Widmann at the Nasher

Renowned German composer and clarinetist, Jörg Widmann, to serve as Nasher’s first-ever Composer-in-Residence, culminating in a series of concerts on April 7, 8, and 9

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Jörg Widmann, Nasher Composer-in-Residence

Friday, 2.3.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Nasher Prize Dialogues: The Public Place of Sculpture, in partnership with Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Public panel discussion to be held at Museo Jumex on March 16 as part of the Nasher Prize’s ongoing series of international public programs 

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Nasher Prize Dialogues, Berlin, Akademie der Künste

Monday, 1.9.17

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Spring 2016 Season of 360: Artists, Curators, Critics Speaker Series

Season line-up will feature lecture by leading Richard Serra expert, a panel with renowned feminist art scholars and curators, as well as a discussion focused on new market trends for promoting art and artists

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Phyllida Barlow's untitled:hangingmonument2015 purchased through the Kaleta A. Doolin Aquisitions Fund for Women Artists

Thursday, 12.15.16

Nasher Sculpture Center to Receive $40,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Grant will help realize first major US museum exhibition of the work of Jean Arp in over three decades

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Jean/Hans Arp, Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin

Monday, 12.12.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Recent Acquisitions to the Collection

Works by Julian Hoeber and Alex Israel join the museum’s holdings

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Gift of VIA Art Fund, Photo: Kevin Todora

Wednesday, 11.9.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces New Director of Retail in the Nasher Store

Highly-regarded expert in luxury retail, Donald Fowler, to steer the Nasher Store in innovative new direction

 

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Photo: Bret Redman

Thursday, 10.20.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces International Call for Papers for Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium

Symposium will explore themes found in work of 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate, Pierre Huyghe, featuring keynote speaker Nicolas Bourriaud, Director of La Pancée art center, Montpellier, France

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Photo: Paul Green

Monday, 10.17.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Richard Serra: Prints

Collection of prints spans the sculptor’s 45 years of experimental printmaking in collaboration with Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles

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Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, © 2017 Richard Serra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Monday, 9.26.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Pierre Huyghe as Winner of the 2017 Nasher Prize

French Artist Receives $100,000 in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Sculpture

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Pierre Huyghe

Friday, 8.12.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Fall 2016 Season of 360: Artists, Curators, Critics Speaker Series

Season line-up features a panel discussion, lectures by Nasher exhibition artists, and a powerful new voice in video art

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Rachael Rose

Tuesday, 8.9.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sightings: Michael Dean

Exhibition will be the first US museum show for the Turner Prize shortlisted artist

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Photo: courtesy the artist

Thursday, 8.4.16

Limited Edition of Sculptures by Liz Larner Commissioned to Benefit the Nasher Sculpture Center

Proceeds of small-scale work by acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist will benefit the Nasher’s exhibition and education programs

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Liz Larner, yes this too

Friday, 7.29.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces the 2016-2017 Season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

Seventh season of highly-acclaimed concert series brings dynamic line-up of performances, as well as the first-ever Soundings Composer-in-Residence

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Jörg Widmann

Tuesday, 7.26.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Acquires Significant Group of Works by Artist Ana Mendieta

Collection of sculpture, photography, and video by influential Cuban-American artist made possible by the Kaleta A. Doolin Acquisitions Fund for Women Artists

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Silhueta Sangrienta (Bleeding Silhouette), 1975

Monday, 7.11.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Free Admission Policy for First Responders

Museum to extend free admission to all police and fire department members beginning July 12, 2016

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Photo by Tim Hursley

Wednesday, 6.8.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Kathryn Andrews: Run for President

Highly-acclaimed exhibition, organized by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, casts a satirical eye on American politics, entertainment industry

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Kathryn Andrews: Run for President at MCA Chicago

Tuesday, 5.3.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2016 Artist Microgrant Winners

Five North Texas Artists to Receive Grants to Support Studio Practices

 

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Gregory Ruppe

Tuesday, 3.1.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Joel Shapiro

Colorful, immersive installation by one of the most influential artists of the era pushes decades-long investigation of geometric form into new terrain

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Joel Shapiro

Monday, 1.25.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Installation of Plegaria Muda, a Major Work by Inaugural Nasher Prize Laureate Doris Salcedo

Large-scale piece highlights Salcedo’s powerful commitment to memorializing victims of violence

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Plegaria Muda, Doris Salcedo

Tuesday, 1.19.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Spring 2016 Line-up for 360: Artists, Critics, Curators Speaker Series

Monthly speaker series explores topics of modern and contemporary art and design

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360 Speaker Series

Friday, 1.8.16

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

Swiss artist engages themes of utopia, feminism and narrative in a dynamic body of work, including a world premiere performance as part of the SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival 

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Mai-Thu Perret

Friday, 12.11.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Fall 2015 Artist Microgrant Winners

Five North Texas Artists to Receive Grants to Support Studio Practices

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Alicia Eggert, The Sun

Thursday, 12.10.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces The Great Create Family Fundraising Event Benefiting Nasher Education Programs

Featured artists announced for the fourth annual family fundraising event at Nasher; Scheduled for April 24, 2016. 

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Tuesday, 12.1.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Ann Veronica Janssens

First US museum solo exhibition of Belgian-based artist’s immersive light installations and sculptures

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Ann Veronica Janssens

Tuesday, 11.24.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Soundings Concert: A Thousand Cranes: Second Symphony for Strings and Harp

World premiere of Christopher Theofanidis symphony to be held at Booker T. Washington High School’s Montgomery Arts Theater on December 12 at 7:30 pm

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East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Friday, 11.13.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Spring 2016 Exhibitions

Three immersive shows present various experiences of light, narrative, and geometric form

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Joel Shapiro

Wednesday, 9.30.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Doris Salcedo as Inaugural Winner of the Nasher Prize

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Doris Salcedo as Inaugural Winner of the Nasher Prize 

Colombian Sculptor Receives $100,000 in Recognition of Her Outstanding Contributions to the Field

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Wednesday, 9.30.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Anuncia Doris Salcedo Como Ganadora Inaugural del Premio Nasher

Escultora Colombiana Recibe $100,000 en Reconocimiento Por Su Impacto Extraordinario en la Comprensión del Campo de Escultura

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Friday, 9.25.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces a Project by Stephen Lapthisophon: Toccare (Non) Toccare

Presentation of work by Dallas artist to coincide with Being the River, Repeating the Forest will explore themes in work of Giuseppe Penone

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Tree Post - Process photo from Stephen Lapthisophon

Wednesday, 9.16.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Nasher Prize Dialogues, an International Series of Public Programs on Sculpture

 

First public program to be held in London, in association with The Henry Moore Institute and the Institute of Contemporary Arts

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Henry Moore Institute

Tuesday, 8.25.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Fall 2015 Line-up for 360: Artists, Critics, Curators Speaker Series

Monthly speaker series explores topics of modern and contemporary art and design

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Giuseppe Penone

Monday, 8.24.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Major Contributions to Inaugural Nasher Prize

Aston Martin and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Provide Major Financial Support to Co-sponsor Inaugural Nasher Prize

Nasher Sculpture Center Architect Renzo Piano Commissioned by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger to Design Award Object

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Nasher Prize

Wednesday, 8.19.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sightings: Alex Israel

Exhibition of work by Los Angeles artist to explore cultural influence of Hollywood movie industry

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Alex Israel

Monday, 8.10.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Gift from The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation Establishing New Acquisitions Fund for Art Created by Women

Fund will provide initial $750,000 to the Nasher Sculpture Center for purchasing work by women artists; important work by Phyllida Barlow to be first acquisition

 

 

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Phyllida Barlow

Wednesday, 6.24.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Giuseppe Penone: Being the River, Repeating the Forest

First U.S. museum exhibition in over 30 years highlights the career of one of the founders of the Arte Povera movement 

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Giuseppe Penone

Tuesday, 5.26.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Fall 2015 Exhibitions

Three back-to-back exhibitions present a wide range of approaches to sculpture 

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Giuseppe Penone

Thursday, 5.21.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2015-2016 Season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center announces its 2015-2016 season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, the critically-acclaimed new music series featuring groundbreaking performances created under the direction of Seth Knopp, a founding member of the Peabody Trio and artistic director of Yellow Barn. 

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William Sharp performing Howl

Wednesday, 5.6.15

Nasher Sculpture Center’s The Great Create Family Fundraising Event, Benefiting Nasher Education Programs, Raises Record Amount

Third-annual fundraising event brings artists and families together to help support Nasher’s imaginative and vital outreach programs

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The Great Create Co-Chairs

Tuesday, 5.5.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Final Soundings Concert of the Season: Music on the Brink of War

Performance includes seminal 1912 work, Pierrot Lunaire, by Arnold Schoenberg and Kurt Weill cabaret, with text by playwright Bertolt Brecht, in partnership with SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival

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Music on the Brink of War

Friday, 5.1.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Inaugural Artist Microgrant Winners

Five North Texas Artists Chosen to Receive Grants to Support Studio Practices

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Jeff Gibbons

Thursday, 4.30.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2015 ‘til Midnight at the Nasher Series line-up; FREE Event from 6 pm to Midnight

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce the concert/film line-up for the 2015 season of ‘til Midnight at the Nasher. The popular evening program will continue to offer complimentary admission to all guests for the run of the season from May through October 2015.

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'til Midnight at the Nasher

Thursday, 4.9.15

Dallas Arts District Museums to Re-stage Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s Participatory Political Artwork Tatlin’s Whisper #6

In support of artist’s freedom of expression, the Crow Collection, Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center join in solidarity with museums across the country in protesting Bruguera’s potential incarceration by Cuban government. 

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Tatlin's Whisper #6 (Havana Version), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund, 2014

Wednesday, 4.8.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Soundings Performance: In Return for My Song: Tonalities at Once Ancient and New

April 24 concert features Music from Yellow Barn with works for string quartet and percussion by Bach, Beethoven, Berio, Rzewski, Tan Dun, and Wood featuring percussionist Ian Rosenbaum and the Parker String Quartet

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The Parker Quartet

Thursday, 4.2.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Establishes International Nasher Prize for Sculpture

$100,000 Annual Award to Recognize Outstanding Contributions to the Field

Phyllida Barlow, Lynne Cooke, Okwui Enwezor, Yuko Hasegawa, Steven Nash, Alexander Potts, and Nicholas Serota to Serve as Jury for Inaugural Prize
 

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Nasher Prize logo

Monday, 3.2.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Phyllida Barlow: tryst

Dynamic, large-scale installations by influential British artist will create multiple environments within Nasher galleries.

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Phyllida Barlow, Duveen Commission, Tate Britain, London

Wednesday, 2.11.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces New Artist Microgrant Program for North Texas Artists

New granting program to provide small-sum grants to support the studio practices of local artists. 

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Nasher Artist Microgrants

Tuesday, 2.3.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Next Soundings Performance: Music from Yellow Barn: Madness and Betrayal

Second concert of the season explores dark themes in Brett Dean’s String Quartet No.2 (And once I played Ophelia”) and Arnold Schoenberg’s 2nd String Quartet, with works by Robert Schumann
 

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Brett Dean

Friday, 1.23.15

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces The Great Create Family Fundraising Event Benefiting Nasher Education Programs

The Nasher Sculpture Center, along with Co-Chairs Courtney and Jeff Sinelli and Meredith Land Moore and Xan Moore, announce the Nasher’s third annual family fundraising event, The Great Create, which will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1-4 pm.

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The Great Create Kick-Off at Neiman Marcus Downtown

Monday, 12.15.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Launch of French Sculpture Census

French Sculpture Census, World’s First Comprehensive Digital Archive of French Sculpture in America, Launches in Cooperation with Six American and French Institutions at http://frenchsculpture.org/

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Auguste Rodin

Thursday, 12.4.14

Limited Edition of Sculptures by Tony Cragg Produced Exclusively for Nasher Sculpture Center

Small-scale works by famed British artist, available in Nasher Store, help support Nasher exhibitions and education programs.

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Tony Cragg Loop

Monday, 10.20.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Melvin Edwards: Five Decades

The Nasher Sculpture Center presents the first retrospective in more than 20 years of the renowned American sculptor, Melvin Edwards, including never-before exhibited works

 

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Melvin Edwards at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Tuesday, 10.14.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces the Appointment of Assistant Curator Leigh Arnold

The Nasher Sculpture Center announced today that Leigh Arnold has been named Assistant Curator, a two year appointment.

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Assistant Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center  Leigh Arnold

Monday, 9.22.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Sightings: Anna-Bella Papp

Nasher to Present First U.S. Museum Exhibition of Artist’s Work
On View October 25, 2014 through January 18, 2015

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Sightings: Anna-Bella Papp at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Wednesday, 9.17.14

Nasher Sculpture Center’s Artist-in-Residence Rick Lowe Named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to recognize that our artist-in-residence, Rick Lowe, has been named a 2014 class of MacArthur fellows by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 

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Nasher Artist-in-Residence Named MacArthur Fellow

Tuesday, 8.12.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Fifth Anniversary Season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center announces its fifth anniversary season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, the critically-acclaimed new music series featuring groundbreaking performances created under the direction of Seth Knopp, a founding member of the Peabody Trio and artistic director of Yellow Barn. 

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2014-2015 Soundings: New Music at the Nasher Season

Monday, 8.4.14

2014-2015 Exhibition Calendar

Upcoming exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center. 

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2014-2015 Exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Wednesday, 7.30.14

Beat the Heat with Cool Thursdays at the Nasher

Visitors are invited to beat the heat in the final month of summer with Cool Thursdays at the Nasher featuring half price admission and a free cookie with entrée in the Nasher Café.

 

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Enjoy Cool Thursdays at the Nasher

Tuesday, 7.1.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Extends Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi

Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi Extended Through Summer

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Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi Extended Through August 17

Monday, 6.9.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

First US museum presentation of Heatherwick Studio to appear in Los Angeles and New York after inauguration in Dallas. 

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Heatherwick Studio Exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Tuesday, 5.13.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Mark Grotjahn Sculpture

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Mark Grotjahn Sculpture from May 31 to August 17, 2014.

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Mark Grotjahn Sculpture at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Monday, 3.31.14

Mother’s Day at the Nasher Sculpture Center Featuring Art, Music, Brunch and B. Stellar Jewelry Trunk Show

Mother’s Day at the Nasher Sculpture Center Featuring Art, Music, Brunch and B. Stellar Jewelry Trunk Show
Sponsored by Mary Kay  

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Families can enjoy art and brunch at the Nasher for Mother's Day.

Thursday, 3.27.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2014 ‘til Midnight at the Nasher Series line-up

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce the concert/movie line-up for the 2014 season of ‘til Midnight at the Nasher. The popular evening program will continue to offer complimentary admission to all guests for the run of the season from May through October 2014. 

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Bands play in Nasher Garden during 'til Midnight

Thursday, 2.27.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Houston Artist Rick Lowe as Inaugural Artist-in-Residence

Nasher XChange participant and Project Row Houses founder expands impact as social sculptor with new Nasher Sculpture Center partnership.

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Nasher XChange artist Rick Lowe is Nasher first artist-in-residence.

Wednesday, 2.19.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi

Continuing our Sightings series of installations and interventions, the Nasher Sculpture Center will present the first American museum exhibition of German-Iranian artist, Bettina Pousttchi, open April 12  through July 13, 2014.

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Bettina Pousttchi

Wednesday, 2.19.14

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center bring their masterpieces onto the Google Art Project

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced today that together these three North Texas museums are adding more than a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The Art Project allows online visitors to explore the museums’ paintings, sculptures, and other objects virtually. 

 

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Nasher Sculpture Center garden

Thursday, 2.13.14

Artists Announced for Annual The Great Create Family Fundraising Event Benefiting Nasher Education Programs

The Nasher Sculpture Center, along with Co-Chairs Courtney and Jeff Sinelli and Tonya and Todd Ramsey, are pleased to announce the artists for the second annual family fundraising event The Great Create, which will take place on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1-4 pm.  
 

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The Great Create at Nasher Sculpture Center

Thursday, 1.16.14

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Spring Break Offerings: ½ Price Week-day Admission &‘til Midnight at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce plans for spring break 2014, which includes half price admission for the week and the return of the popular FREE family event, ‘til Midnight at the Nasher.
 

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Spring Break til Midnight at the Nasher

Sunday, 10.20.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Surpasses Historic Fundraising Goal for Nasher XChange with donations over $3 million

Represents the museum’s largest fundraising initiative to date; Funds raised will support Nasher XChange, the first citywide, museum curated exhibition in the United States organized in conjunction with the 10th anniversary.

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Nasher Sculpture Center Surpasses Historic Fundraising Goal

Tuesday, 10.15.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Exhibition, Nasher XChange, Featuring Ten New Commissions, Opens to Commemorate Museum’s 10th Anniversary

Public sculpture exhibition features local, national and international artists responding to local community, October 19, 2013 to February 16, 2014.

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Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Nasher XChange

Wednesday, 10.9.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Special 10 Year Anniversary NasherSalons featuring Architect Renzo Piano and Artist/Playwright Robert Wilson

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce two NasherSalon events featuring Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and Pulitzer Prize nominated artist Robert Wilson.

 

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Pulitzer Prize nominated artist Robert Wilson

Tuesday, 9.24.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents to Return Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso

Nasher-curated exhibition held in conjunction with museum’s 10th anniversary; On view September 21 through January 19, 2014

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Return Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso

Thursday, 9.12.13

Nasher Sculpture Center’s Soundings Concert Honoring JFK with New Work by American Composer Steven Mackey to be Performed at City Performance Hall

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce that the JFK commemorative Soundings concert will be performed at City Performance Hall.

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JFK to be honored at special Soundings: New Music at the Nasher concert

Wednesday, 9.11.13

Nasher Sculpture Center to Commemorate 10th Anniversary

To commemorate its 10th  anniversary and the opening of Nasher XChange, the Nasher Sculpture Center will present 10+ on Sunday, October 20 from 10 am to 10 pm.

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Nasher XChange 10+ Day celebrates ten years in garden full of activities

Monday, 8.26.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Sculpture by Artist Rachel Harrison at City Hall for City-Wide, Public Art Exhibition Nasher XChange

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned object by artist Rachel Harrison that will be located in the heart of downtown at Dallas City Hall. 

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Rendering of large arrow pointing to Henry Moore piece out front of Dallas City Hall

Monday, 8.26.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Sculpture by Artist Lara Almarcegui for Southeast Dallas Neighborhood for City-Wide, Public Art Exhibition Nasher XChange; Project in Collaboration with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

The Nasher Sculpture Center reveals plans for a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Lara Almarcegui in Oak Cliff Gardens neighborhood, created in collaboration with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity.

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Bulldozer knocks down Oak Cliff house during installation of Lara Almarcegui’s artwork, Buried House

Thursday, 8.22.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Sculpture by Artist Charles Long at NorthPark Center Benefiting Three North Texas Charities for City-Wide, Public Art Exhibition Nasher XChange

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Charles Long that will be located at NorthPark Center and benefit three local charities: Bookmarks, a branch of the Dallas Library, Dallas CASA and the North Texas Food Bank.

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Nasher announces Charles Long's Nasher XChange piece will be at NorthPark Center

Friday, 8.16.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Work by Vicki Meek in Collaboration with Paul Quinn College for City-Wide, Public Art Exhibition Nasher XChange

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned work by artist Vicki Meek that will be located on the campus of Paul Quinn College.

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A collage by Vicki Meek

Wednesday, 8.7.13

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center Present David Bates

Joint exhibition of the work of David Bates presented by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas; On View: February 9 through May 11, 2014.

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David Bates, Female Head, 2002

Friday, 8.2.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions New Project by Good/Bad Art Collective at Downtown’s Bryan Tower for City-Wide, Public Art Exhibition Nasher XChange

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned project by Good/Bad Art Collective for Bryan Tower, a 40-story office building located in downtown Dallas.

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TV Menu displays late-night infomercial CURTAINS by Good/Bad Art Collective part of Nasher XChange

Sunday, 7.28.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Sculpture by Alfredo Jaar in Collaboration with Dallas Hospitals for City-Wide, Public Art Exhibition Nasher XChange

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Alfredo Jaar, which will be created in collaboration with Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Viewer examines artwork of white silhouetted of heads on an illuminated black background, entitled The Geometry of Conscience, 2010 by Alfredo Jaar

Friday, 7.19.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Sculpture by Liz Larner at The University of Texas at Dallas

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Liz Larner for The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Computer rendering of X a Liz Larner artwork in Nasher XChange exhibition

Saturday, 7.6.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Sculpture by Ugo Rondinone at West Dallas’ Fish Trap Lake for City-Wide, Public Art Exhibition Nasher XChange

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned public artwork by artist Ugo Rondinone that will be placed on the shores of West Dallas’ Fish Trap Lake, a site owned by the Dallas Housing Authority.

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Rendering of dear sunset by Ugo Rondinone illustrating a brightly painted pier overlooking Fish Trap Lake, Dallas at sunset

Monday, 6.24.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2013-2014 Season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to welcome back for a fourth season, Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, the critically-acclaimed new music series featuring groundbreaking performances created under the direction of Seth Knopp, a founding member of the Peabody Trio and artistic director of Yellow Barn. The series will present four distinct concerts on Friday, October 4; Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24; Friday, April 4; and Thursday, May 15.

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Tin Hat, Soundings: New Music at the Nasher 2013-14 artist

Friday, 6.21.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Social Sculpture in Vickery Meadow Neighborhood for City-Wide, Public Art Exhibition Nasher XChange

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned social sculpture by artist Rick Lowe for the Vickery Meadow neighborhood, a three square-mile area that makes up one of the most culturally diverse sections of Dallas.

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Vickery Meadow residents gather as part of social sculpture by Rick Lowe

Friday, 6.14.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Commissions Sculpture By Ruben Ochoa At Trinity River Audubon Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Ruben Ochoa, inspired by its site at the Trinity River Audubon Center, the artist’s first sculpture commissioned for the public realm. The work is one of ten commissions created for the Nasher’s 10th anniversary, city-wide exhibition Nasher XChange. The sculpture will be on view at the Trinity River Audubon Center during Nasher XChange from October 19, 2013 through February 16, 2014.

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Gracefully twisted metal poles and exposed concrete on site at Trinity River Audubon Center

Friday, 5.17.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Katharina Grosse: Wunderblock

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Katharina Grosse: WUNDERBLOCK from June 1 to September 1, 2013 featuring two new works created specifically for the museum by the Berlin-based artist.

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Mounds of brightly spray painted earth cover the gallery floor at Nasher Sculpture Center

Thursday, 4.25.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Receives National Endowment For The Arts Grant To Support Nasher XChange

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce that it has been recommended to receive a $60,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the Nasher XChange exhibition, which will commemorate the center’s 10th anniversary this fall.

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Nasher Sculpture Center garden

Thursday, 3.21.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Series Line-up for ‘til Midnight at the Nasher; FREE Event Admission Offered from 6 pm to Midnight

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce the summer concert/movie line-up for the 2013 season of ‘til Midnight at the Nasher. The popular evening program will offer complimentary admission to all guests for the run of the season from May through October 2013.

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Nasher announces til Midnight summer series lineup

Wednesday, 3.13.13

2013 Dallas Design Symposium features The New York Times Chief Architecture Critic Michael Kimmelman

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Architecture Forum are pleased to announce Michael Kimmelman, chief architecture critic, The New York Times, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Dallas Design Symposium.  

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The Nasher will host the Dallas Design Symposium featuring Michael Kimmelman

Friday, 3.1.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Spring Speaker Lineup for 360: Artists, Critics, Curators

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce the spring line-up for the 2013 Nasher lecture series, 360: Artists, Critics, Curators, which brings art world speakers to the Nasher for conversations about the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the thought-processes behind innovative contemporary artwork, architecture and design.

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Nasher Sculpture Center announces  spring lineup for 360 Speaker Series

Friday, 3.1.13

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Sightings: Nathan Mabry

To initiate a new year of its Sightings series of installations and interventions, the Nasher Sculpture Center presents an exhibition in the Garden featuring the works of LA-based artist Nathan Mabry from April 12 through July 7, 2013.

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Nathan Mabry Exhibition to open at the Nasher

Monday, 2.25.13

The Last Testament of Ken Price

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, a groundbreaking exhibition featuring almost 100 works by the prolific ceramic artist, Ken Price (1935-2012). 

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Monday, 8.13.12

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Sightings: Eva Rothschild

For the next iteration of the ongoing Sightings series of installations and architectural interventions by contemporary artists, the Nasher Sculpture Center has commissioned Eva Rothschild to create a site-specific sculpture for the museum’s entrance bay. 

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Sightings: Eva Rothschild

Friday, 4.27.12

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Ernesto Neto Cuddle on the Tightrope

The Nasher Sculpture Center has invited internationally-renowned Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto to create a new work for one of the large, Renzo Piano-designed galleries at the Nasher Sculpture Center.  Ernesto Neto Cuddle on the Tightrope will be on view May 12 through September 9, 2012. 

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Ernesto Neto Cuddle on the Tightrope

Friday, 4.13.12

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Sightings: Erick Swenson

Nasher to debut new work by Dallas-based artist; On view April 14 – July 8, 2012

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Sightings: Erick Swenson

Tuesday, 4.10.12

NasherSALON to Welcome Urban Planner and Civic Activist

In recognizing the evolution of Dallas urban landscape planning and in celebration of Klyde Warren Park, the Nasher Sculpture Center welcomes Amanda Burden, FAICP, commissioner of the New York City Department of City Planning, as the featured guest of the NasherSALON, promoting cultural conversations within the community. 

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Amanda Burden NasherSalon

Thursday, 3.1.12

NasherSALON to Welcome Italian-American Actress, Model, Filmmaker and Activist Isabella Rossellini on April 10

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce Italian-American actress, model, filmmaker and wildlife activist Isabella Rossellini as a featured guest of the popular NasherSALON, which brings cultural conversations to the community.

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Isabella Rosellini NasherSalon

Friday, 1.27.12

Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae, January 28 – April 22, 2012, featuring 12 recent medium- to large-scale wall-mounted and free-standing constructions highlighting Elliott Hundley's investigations of the ancient Greek tragedy The Bacchae (ca. 406 BC) by Euripides.

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Elliot Hundley: The Bacchae

Monday, 1.16.12

NasherSALON to Welcome Broadway Sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda

Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist headlines Salon on Monday, March 5 in celebration of In the Heights Dallas debut.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda NasherSalon

Tuesday, 6.1.10

Summer at the Nasher Kicks off with Free Admission to Nasher Cafe, New Free Wi-Fi & Special Summer Events

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to welcome the return of Summer at the Nasher presented by Frost.  The summertime series, which takes place June 1 through September 1, 2010 at the Nasher Sculpture Center, earned a “top pick” for summer in the 2010 Southern Living Magazine’s “Best Of” issue. 

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Summer at the Nasher Sculpture Center
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