The sculptures at the Nasher’s entrance reference nature in their materials and themes, inviting visitors to continue into the garden, which architect Renzo Piano described as “the museum without a roof.”
About Track 1: Into the Garden
When Raymond Nasher began preliminary discussions with architect Renzo Piano about designs for the Nasher Sculpture Center, he initially envisioned “a large garden complemented by a relatively small gallery.” While the concept evolved into plans for a larger building, the sculpture garden has remained at the heart of the Nasher’s identity. Here in the entrance, the sculptures on display reference nature in their materials and themes, inviting visitors to continue into the garden, which Piano described as “the museum without a roof.”
Discover more about sculpture. Find bonus content like video tours, inspiration playlists, and insights from curators, educators, and living artists.
Best of Into the Garden
Bringing together the greatest hits of Track 1: Into the Garden artists and themes.
Video: Build Your Own Tour with Joan Miró's Moonbird
Adult Coloring Page: Nasher Garden Flora
Video: Garden Zen Playlist
Top recommendations to dig deeper into your favorite artworks and art trends.
Shelf Life: Zac Crain on Taking Inspiration from Walks
Shelf Life: Seth Knopp on Nature and Music
Video: Art and Health's Staying in the Moment and Seeing in New Ways
Suggested resources for families, educators, and the young at heart.
Video: Nature Drawings with Artist Lesli Robertson
Mini Project: Imagine a Creature Made of Shapes, Inspired by Joan Miró's Moonbird
Coloring Page: Nasher Garden Guide
Listen to a music playlist inspired by artworks in Track 1: Into the Garden.
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Explore the Collection
- Max Ernst, Sister Souls (Les Âmes-soeurs), 1961
- Raoul Hague, Untitled, 1972
- Joan Miró, Moonbird (Oiseau lunaire), 1944–46 (enlargement 1966, cast 1967)
- Rona Pondick, Head in Tree, 2006-2008
- David Smith, The Forest, 1950