Highly-regarded expert in luxury retail, Donald Fowler, to steer the Nasher Store in innovative new direction
Dallas, Texas (November 9, 2016) – The Nasher Sculpture Center announces the appointment of Donald Fowler as the new Director of Retail for the Nasher Store. Fowler brings a wealth of experience in luxury retail to the Nasher Sculpture Center’s award-winning store and will oversee all management and operations of the retail space, including recruiting all new staff positions, overseeing all merchandise buying, and developing artisanal products exclusive to the Nasher Store. Fowler will also activate the retail space with in-store events that draw closer attention to artisans and designers, both local and international.
“We are thrilled about the addition of Mr. Fowler to our Nasher team. The store has been a vital and integral part of the Nasher Sculpture Center since its beginning, and we are excited to refine and cultivate the store’s presence within the museum and the city, as well as strengthen and expand its reach online,” says Director Jeremy Strick. “We are confident that Mr. Fowler’s years of experience, his remarkable eye for the best in design, and his keen focus on gathering products that enrich the dialogue between the store and Nasher exhibitions will add a new energy to the whole institution.”
Fowler has served as the Manager and Senior Buyer at NEST in Dallas, as well as in the Home Department at Stanley Korshak, one of Dallas’ premier luxury department stores. At both stores, he imaginatively expanded sales and grew a loyal clientele within the Dallas design community and beyond.
“I am delighted to join the Nasher Sculpture Center as Director of Retail, and I look forward to navigating the Nasher Store in exciting new directions,” says Mr. Fowler. “By refining the selection of offerings, from housewares to jewelry and bespoke design to publications and periodicals, as well as the enriching the experience of visitors, I hope to reinvigorate the Nasher Store with a really fresh and thoughtful perspective, on par and in synch with the museum’s excellent exhibitions and programs.”
In addition to his 15 years of retail experience, Fowler is also an accomplished writer, composer, and lyricist, having recently gained acclaim for his 2015 play “Creep” which debuted in Dallas last year.