Groundswell: Women of Land Art

Exhibition Program Series

This fall, Nasher Sculpture Center offers opportunities to deeply engage with themes and artworks featured in Groundswell: Women of Land Art, an exhibition that sheds new light on the vast number of Land works by women artists.

Groundswell: Women of Land Art Symposium

Symposium Day 1 
Saturday, September 23 / 1 – 3:30 p.m. / Nasher Sculpture Center 
The first day of the two-day Groundswell symposium provides a scholarly presentation of significant themes explored by women in the Land art movement, as well as a roundtable discussion focused on the perspectives of artists featured in the exhibition.

Symposium Day 2 
Sunday, September 24 / 1 – 4 p.m. / Fair Park Visitor Center
Day two of the Groundswell Symposium will explore the relationship between Land art and public art, with a special focus on Patricia Johanson’s Fair Park Lagoon (1981-86).

Groundswell Film Series

"Have You Artparked?" 
Sunday, October 1 / 2 p.m. / Nasher Sculpture Center 
This program will explore the early history of the radical visual arts residency program at Artpark, described by critic Lucy Lippard in 1974 as “an often-marvelous madhouse” and “a first in the area of artist-public interaction.”

Ana Mendieta and Whispering Cave 
Sunday, November 5 / 2 p.m. / Nasher Sculpture Center 
For this program, Ana Mendieta’s Esculturas Rupestres film (1981) is paired with Raquel Cecilia Mendieta’s Whispering Cave (2018), a documentary chronicling the younger artist’s dedicated research and mission to locate her aunt’s “lost” works. 

Michelle Stuart: Voyager 
Saturday, January 6 / 5 p.m. / Texas Theatre 
Reflecting the artist’s longstanding interests in nature, perception, memory, and our place in the cosmos, Michelle Stuart: Voyager weaves a path through Stuart’s life and art. 

Lita Albuquerque 
Sunday, January 7 / 5 p.m. / Texas Theatre 

Tracing the relationship between humanity and the cosmos, 20/20: Accelerando and Liquid Light are two chapters in an in-progress trilogy following the journey of a 25th-century female astronaut on a mission to spread interstellar consciousness.

Stream Trace Walks

Artist-led walks tracing the path of a buried stream that passes under downtown Dallas, while uncovering the history of the land and the people that once lived along its banks.

Stream Trace Walk / Sunday, October 8 / 2 p.m. / Meet at Nasher Sculpture Center
Led by Angél Faz or Mark Lamster

Stream Trace Walk / Sunday, November 12 / 2 p.m. / Meet at Nasher Sculpture Center
Led by Trey Burns and Tamara Johnson or Cynthia Mulcahy

Stream Trace Walk / Sunday, December 17 / 2 p.m. / Meet at Nasher Sculpture Center
Led by Jas Mardis or Jodi Voice Yellowfish


Gallery Talks and Workshops

Gallery Talk: Jodi Voice Yellowfish
Sunday, October 15 / 2 p.m. / Nasher Sculpture Center

Land Art Through the Lens of an Urban Native: a discussion surrounding land as a living being, the feminine spirit of water, ancestral ties to land, and the history of the Relocation Act and the Land Back movement. 

Workshop: Breaking New Ground
Thursday, October 19 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Groundswell: Women of Land Art with a close study of land artist Michelle Stuart’s work. Using watercolors made with minerals and soil, create art based on the Nazca Lines in Peru. Taught by Nasher Educator Becky Daniels. 

Workshop: Ode to Earth
Wednesday, November 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m
Gather with other people who love art and our planet. North Texas artist Isabel Lee-Rosson will share poetic art processes that renew nature and our spirit, while making connections with Groundswell: Women of Land Art. Add your natural flair to a vine wreath for your home and a flower bomb to plant in your garden.

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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