Stream Trace Walk

In-person Event | Led by Ángel Faz and Mark Lamster
October 8, 2023 2 p.m. 10/8/2023 2:00 PM 10/8/2023 4:00 PM

In-person and open to the public. $5 for Members and students. $10 for non-members. Spaces are limited. Advance registration required.

Artist Mary Miss’s commissioned installation, Stream Trace: Dallas Branch Crossing (2023), is a site-specific sculpture that follows the path of a buried stream passing beneath Nasher Sculpture Center. The artwork, a series of reflective X’s on stakes, originates within the garden walls of the museum and extends into area neighborhoods through participatory walks.  

Dallas-based artists, writers, historians, and scientists will lead walking tours that loosely follow the original path of the Dallas Branch--a small stream that was encased in concrete and built over sometime in the early 20th century. The Dallas Branch originates in the present-day neighborhood of Uptown Dallas and outfalls at the Trinity River in the Design District. Participants in each walk will have the option to walk from the Nasher Sculpture Center toward the Dallas Branch's origin point or from the Nasher toward the outfall near the Trinity River. 

Each tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. Participants are encouraged to bring a bicycle, use public transportation, or arrange a ride if they need to return to a vehicle at the walk’s point of origin. This is a rain or shine event, but may be cancelled in the case of extreme or threatening weather. 

Register for Group A: Nasher to Design District with Mark Lamster
Originating at Nasher Sculpture Center, ending in Design District near Riverfront and Payne 
Walking distance approximately 3 miles 
Register for Group B: Nasher to Design District with Ángel Faz 
Originating at Nasher Sculpture Center, ending in Design District near Riverfront and Payne 
Walking distance approximately 3 miles 

If the event you wish to attend is sold out, you may add your name to the waiting list here.

About Mark Lamster

Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News and a lecturer and Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, The Man in the Glass House (Little Brown), was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. In 2021, he was awarded the $50,000 Rabkin Prize for arts journalism. In 2023, he became a fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Lamster has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society for Features Journalism for his writing, celebrated for his “beautiful mind” by D Magazine, which has named him the best critic in Dallas four times. He was the recipient of the David Dunnigan Media Award from the Greater Dallas Planning Council in 2014 and the Robert Decherd Award for Civic Journalism, the paper’s highest honor, from the Dallas Morning News in 2015. In 2019, he received the Flowers Medal from the Texas Society of Architects. 

About Ángel Faz

Ángel Faz (b. 1977, Dallas, Texas, USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Oak Cliff. They were born and raised in the Ledbetter neighborhood in West Dallas, just down the street from a declared superfund site. Deeply influenced by culture and relationship with place, Faz is an artist whose work focuses on art interventions and reclamation of public space. Their studio practice of focus has involved relief printmaking, digital projections, and video to invite others to dream of more just realities. Their multi-disciplinary approach confronts social injustice by creating spaces of resistance and affirmation. For the past several years, Faz’s work has explored Dallas’s history and, most recently, pulled inspiration from reclaiming their experience of the land through the original name of the Arkikosa River (also known as the Trinity River). Their work is focused on the intersection of ecology and history. Their work interrogates ideas of identity, possession, and animacy. Their most recent project, The Grammar of Animacy, focuses on the personification of the Arkikosa, also known as the Trinity River. The Grammar of Animacy aims to “activate” the river in various physical artworks, performances, tangible facts, and objects.

Groundswell: Women of Land Art is made possible by leading support from the Texas Commission on the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, and the Jean Baptiste "Tad" Adoue, III Fund of The Dallas Foundation. Generous support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by Joanne Bober, Humanities Texas, Ann and Chris Mahowald, Leigh Rinearson, the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District (DTPID), and Susan Inglett.

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2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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