The Nasher Sculpture Center, in collaboration with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Crow Museum of Asian Art, Dallas Arts District, and Dallas Museum of Art, celebrates the national LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Dallas Pride community.
June 18, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Start your Pride Party+ weekend celebration with a night of music and performances featuring Terry Loftis as Master of Ceremonies, Miss Dallas Southern Pride, Porsche Paris, Dallas’ very own Dezi 5, and the fabulous Miss Southern Pride, Kennedy Davenport.
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Pride Party+ Schedule
See the full schedule of events and activities, both virtual and onsite, from Dallas Arts District and Pride Party+ partners.
Events at the Nasher
Find Pride events and activities, both virtual and onsite at the museum.
Nasher Public: Jer’Lisa Devezin: Jer’Lisa Devezin’s soft sculpture titled Beaucoup Shive / Madam C.J. Walker ain’t got nothin’ on me comprises millions of strands of discarded, found, and discounted synthetic and human hair in a towering monument to Black people and the residue they leave behind. Learn more about the exhibition.
Guerrilla Girls Takeover: Meet a mysterious masked art collective fighting for justice in the art world. Explore the exhibition.
Family Gallery Kits: Discover the Nasher together through single-use kits that include learning games, art materials and creative prompts designed for children ages 3 – 8. Kits can be picked up free of charge at the Admissions Desk. Get Tickets.
Nasher App Pride Tour: Explore the many resources available, including the Nasher App, for making the most of your time at the Nasher. App tours for the month of June will feature artists on view whose LGBTQIA+ identity has influenced their work and friends of the Nasher in the LGBTQIA+ community will share their insights about works on view. Download the App.
Virtual ‘til Midnight: Dezi 5
June 18, 7:30 p.m.
Big D native Dezi 5, a.k.a. Dezman Lehman, returns to Dallas to join the Dallas Arts District Pride Party+ celebrations with a Virtual 'til Midnight performance. Before heading to New York to pursue his musical career, Dezi 5 kept dance floors alive in Dallas' hottest LGBTQ+ clubs, but in 2020 returned to Dallas to film the music video for then newly-released "Lady"—a classic R&B track inspired by another beloved fixture of the local community, and founder of Vern's Place in Deep Ellum, his late grandmother. For this celebratory weekend, Dezi 5 and his band will perform "Planet 3 to Planet 4", to be released with the upcoming album.
Watch the digital premiere on the Nasher YouTube channel.
Artist on Art: Molly Sydnor
June 16, 12–1 p.m.
Molly Sydnor, a multidisciplinary fine artist and the director of the queer women’s collective LQC Dallas, will join on us on Instagram Live for Artist on Art. In responding to Shelia Hicks’s Menhir, on view in Nasher Mixtape, Sydnor will consider the process of fiber art in Hicks’s work and her own.
Follow the Nasher on Instagram to watch.
Nasher Public: Jer’Lisa Devezin Kept Performances
June 3, 10, 19, 12–12:30 p.m.
Beaucoup Shive / Madam C.J. Walker ain’t got nothin’ on me is Devezin’s first soft sculpture and her largest work to date. To maintain the appearance of Beaucoup Shive…, Devezin will perform Kept once a week throughout the run of her Nasher Public exhibition. Ranging from 30 to 60 minutes, Kept is a series of durational performances during which Devezin treats the sculpture with such common Black hairstyling products as beeswax and styling spritz, and using techniques like hair rolling with hot water to ensure the sculpture maintains its overall shape and aesthetic while on view.
Learn more about the exhibition and performances.