Nasher Prize Programs

Nasher Prize Programs

These public and educational programs connect to and expand upon the Nasher Prize.

Upcoming Events

Nasher Prize Month
Nasher Prize Month

March 1, 2020 - April 4, 2020

Spring Break at the Nasher
Spring Break at the Nasher
FREE admission from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 17, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Student Festival 2020
Student Festival 2020
FREE admission from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 29, 2020


Past Events

2019 Nasher Prize: All Public and Educational Programming

Nasher Prize Award Gala

April 6 / 7 p.m.
Invitation Only

Nasher Prize Laureate Isa Genzken will be honored at a black-tie award gala on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: The Influence of Isa Genzken

April 5 2019 / 2 p.m.
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Open to the public. Free admission with RSVP.

Free admission to the Nasher 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A panel discussion with artists and curators focused on the tremendous impact of Isa Genzken’s career. Featuring Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center; German art curator Beatrix Ruf; artist Simon Denny; and moderated by writer, editor and Executive Director of the Institute of Art in Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Jörg Heiser.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Juror Conversation

April 5, 2019 / 11 a.m. 
Dallas Museum of Art

Nasher Prize jurors discuss current trends in contemporary sculptural practice and the future of the discipline.

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Isa Genzken Films at the Texas Theatre

April 4, 2019 / 8 p.m.
Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208
Open to the public. Free Admission.

Join for a special screening of rarely-seen films by Nasher Prize Laureate Isa Genzken at the historic Texas Theatre.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Graduate Symposium

April 4, 2019 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Open to the public. Free admission with RSVP.

Free admission to the Nasher 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Graduate students from around the world present scholarly work on a host of questions and topics related to 2019 Nasher Prize Laureate Isa Genzken. Moderated by artist and educator Stephen Lapthisophon, the symposium is followed by a presentation from keynote speaker Benjamin Buchloh, a notable scholar on the work of Genzken.

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Student Festival March 24, 2019 / 1 – 4 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Free admission to the Nasher 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In celebration of the launch of a student-created zine, the Nasher will host an afternoon featuring music and interactive projects inspired by themes in the work of the 2019 Nasher Prize Laureate Isa Genzken. 

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Spring Break at the Nasher

March 12 – 17, 2019
Nasher Sculpture Center
Free admission to the Nasher 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a week of free programming at the Nasher and investigate big ideas from 2019 Nasher Prize Laureate Isa Genzken through interactive resources.

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Nasher Prize Celebration Month

March 1 – April 6, 2019

Join us at the Nasher for a month long celebration of 2019 Nasher Prize Laureate Isa Genzken, featuring public events, and educational opportunities including family activities, student workshops, learning resources and transportation funding for school tours.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Performance as Sculpture

August 23, 2018
Reykjavik, Iceland - venue: Reykjavik Art Museum
Panelists: Theaster Gates, Ragnar Kjartansson

Artists Theater Gates and Ragnar Kjarstansson will speak in conversation about the role of performance within their respective sculptural practices.

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Nasher Prize Laureate Reveal

September 25, 2018 / 7 pm

Watch live on the Nasher's Facebook channel as the 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate is announced.

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Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor / JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Public Transportation Partner / Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

2018 Nasher Prize: All Public and Educational Programming

 


2018 Nasher Prize Public and Educational Programming

Nasher Prize Laureate Reveal

September 19, 2017 / 7 p.m.

Watch live on the Nasher's social media channels as the 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate is announced.

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Nasher Prize Celebration Month

March 1 – April 7, 2018

A month long celebration of  Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates, featuring public events, and educational opportunities including family activities, student workshops, learning resources and transportation funding for school tours.

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Spring Break at the Nasher

March 13 – 18, 2018
Nasher Sculpture Center
Free admission 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a week of free programming at the Nasher and investigate big ideas from Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates through interactive resources.

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Student-Centered ‘Zine

Submission period October 1, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Open to students ages 14 - 22

Students from around the world are invited to submit artistic work inspired by Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates for publication in ‘zine format. Submissions may include original visual art and photography, poetry, creative essays or musical compositions. Selected submissions will be compiled by Nasher Staff and presented in limited-run print and digital formats to be shared with local and international students.

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Student-Centered Festival

March 25, 2018 / 12 – 3 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Free admission 

In celebration of the launch of a student-created ‘zine, the Nasher will host an afternoon featuring music, interactive projects, and student poetry inspired by themes in the work of Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates. 

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Graduate Symposium

April 5, 2018 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center

The annual Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium offers master’s and doctoral students from any academic discipline the opportunity to present scholarly work on a host of questions and topics related to each year’s new Laureate. Student presentations and an accompanying publication will expand scholarship on the field of contemporary sculpture and its many forms.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Juror Conversation

April 6, 2018 / 11 a.m. 
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Members of the 2018 Nasher Prize jury describe the process leading up to the selection of the 2018 Laureate.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Laureate Lecture

April 6, 2018 / 2 p.m.
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates will present a public lecture on his artistic philosophy and practice.

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Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Founding Partners: The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger

Community Month Sponsor: The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the public transportation partner for Nasher Prize Month.

2017 Nasher Prize: All Public and Educational Programming

The Nasher is pleased to offer a series of public and educational programs connecting to and expanding upon Nasher Prize.

Nasher Prize Dialogues: The Work of Sculpture in the Age of Digital Production

September 14, 2016
Akademie der Künste, Berlin 

The Nasher Sculpture Center, in partnership with Berlin’s Akademie der Künste and Berlin Art Week, presents a Nasher Prize Dialogues program: a panel discussion which will explore how digital technology and photographic imaging affect sculptural practice.

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Nasher Prize Celebration Month

March 1 – April 2, 2017

Join us at the Nasher for a month-long celebration of our 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate, featuring public events, and educational opportunities including family activities, student workshops, learning resources and transportation funding for school tours.

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Free Form: Spring Break Week at the Nasher

March 14 – 19, 2017
Nasher Sculpture Center
Free admission 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a week of free programming at the Nasher. Investigate big ideas from our Nasher Prize Laureate through tours, games, stories and hands-on projects.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues

March 16, 2017
Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Mexico City will focus on socially engaged sculpture in various modes, from social practice outright to objects which engage with themes of monument and document. The panel will include Mexican artist Pedro Reyes and American artist Sanford Biggers, among others, and will be moderated by Nasher Prize juror Pablo León de la Barra.

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Student Centered ‘Zine

Submission period January 1 – February 12, 2017
Open to students ages 14 - 22

Students from around the world are invited to submit artistic work inspired by the Nasher Prize Laureate for publication in ‘zine format. Submissions may include original visual art and photography, poetry, creative essays or musical compositions. Selected submissions will be compiled by Nasher Staff and presented in limited-run print and digital formats to be shared with local and international students.

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Student Centered Festival

March 26, 2017 / 1 - 4 pm
Nasher Sculpture Center

In celebration of the launch of a student-created ‘zine, the Nasher will host an afternoon featuring music, interactive projects, and a student poetry inspired by themes in Pierre Huyghe’s work.  

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Graduate Symposium

March 30, 2017 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center

Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, this symposium offers students a chance to take the Nasher Prize Laureate’s work as inspiration for their own scholarly and creative work. Student presentations and an accompanying publication will expand scholarship on the field of contemporary sculpture and its many forms.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Juror Conversation

March 31, 2017 / 10:30 a.m.
Horchow Auditorium at Dallas Museum of Art

Members of the Nasher Prize Jury describe the process leading up to the selection of Pierre Huyghe. Moderated by Nasher Sculpture Center Chief Curator Jed Morse and Gavin Delahunty, Dallas Museum of Art's Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: A Conversation with Pierre Huyghe

March 31, 2017 / 2 p.m.
Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Nasher Prize Juror and Senior Curator at the National Gallery of Art, Lynne Cooke speaks with 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe about his artistic philosophy and practice.

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Presenting Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Founding Partners: The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger

The Dallas Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of Nasher Prize Month, with additional support generously provided by The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund. The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation is the Arts Youth Education Sponsor of Nasher Prize Month.

 

2016 Nasher Prize: All Public and Educational Programming

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Why Sculpture Now?

October 11, 2015
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

The first Nasher Prize Dialogue program, a panel discussion entitled Why Sculpture Now?,  explores the position of sculpture within art practice today.

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360 Speaker Series: Martha Thorne

March 31, 2016
Nasher Sculpture Center

Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, presents a public lecture on the nature of major discipline-based awards and how they may inspire greater professional creativity and public awareness of the field. Nasher 

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Prize Dialogues: Doris Salcedo

April 1, 2016
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts 

Nasher Prize Laureate Doris Salcedo presents a public lecture on  her artistic philosophy and practice.

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Nasher Prize Community Weekend

April 2 - 3, 2016

Visitors of all ages were invited to attend the Nasher Sculpture Center free of charge and take advantage of enhanced programming such as gallery resources, tours, and a memory wall related to the work of Nasher Prize Laureate Doris Salcedo.

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