Family Guides

Share the joy of discovering art with your child using our interactive family guides. Each guide encourages children and parents to look carefully at the exhibition, ask questions and use their imagination. For elementary students and families with young children.



Current Exhibition: 

Sterling Ruby: Sculpture 
Explore texture, gesture and more!



Changing Exhibitions Family Guide

Learn about how art is installed in a museum gallery and how curators decide where to place works of art.



Past Exhibitions



The Nature of Arp

Enjoy a poetic journey through the life and work of artist Jean Arp, who was inspired by nature, poetry and everyday objects.

Download (English)


First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone, 2018 

Rock your way through an exhibition that explores the very first sculptures ever made.


Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates, 2018

Discover how artist Theaster Gates creates artworks and spaces that honor his community and history.

Download (In English and Spanish / en inglés y español )

Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, 2017

Discover how artist Tom Sachs created his own tea garden and ceremony inspired by Japanese culture. 


Roni Horn, 2017

Explore the luminous cast-glass sculptures of artist Roni Horn, who is often inspired by literature. 


Richard Serra: Prints, 2017

Find out how artist Richard Serra creates prints that reflect the weight and process of his sculptures.



Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe, 2017

Discover how artist Pierre Huyghe creates artworks that blur the line between reality and imagination.


Kathryn Andrews: Run for President, 2016 

Explore a world of candidates, clowns, costumes and balloons in artist Kathryn Andrews's president-themed exhibition.


Joel Shapiro, 2016

Explore the work of artist Joel Shapiro, who has described his gravity-defying Nasher exhibition as a "dreamscape."


Plegaria Muda / Nasher Prize Laureate Doris Salcedo, 2016

Discover the work of Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo, winner of the inaugural Nasher Prize.
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Ann Veronica Janssens, 2016

Learn how color and light can affect the way we see the world around us inspired by the work of artist Ann Veronica Janssens.

Chalet Dallas, 2015

Learn all about artist Piero Golia's interactive chalet space built inside the Nasher.

Sightings: Alex Israel, 2015

Experience the Los Angeles-inspired works of Alex Israel with your family.

Giuseppe Penone: Being the River, Repeating the Forest, 2015

Explore artist Giuseppe Penone's thoughtful use of natural materials such as trees, leaves and stones.

Phyllida Barlow 'tryst', 2015

Discover how artist Phyllida Barlow turns everyday materials into incredible environments.

Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, 2015 

Explore artist Melvin Edwards's history and his unique use of materials and language.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, 2014

Discover the groundbreaking design and unexpected inspirations used by Thomas Heatherwick and his studio.

Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi, 2014

Walk, ride or fly to the Nasher for a family gallery experience with artist Bettina Pousttchi's Drive Thru Museum.

David Bates, 2014

Discover how Dallas-based artist David Bates creates artworks that take the form of portraits, landscapes and still life in this interactive family guide.

Nasher XChange, 2013

Public art offers an opportunity to experience the impact an artist can make on a community or an environment. Nasher XChange is an exhibition of 10 public sculptures by contemporary artists at sites throughout the city of Dallas.

Return to Earth, 2013

Discover more about clay and the artists; Fontana, Melotti, Picasso, Miro, and Noguchi who made the ceramic sculptures in the Return to Earth exhibition.

Ken Price: Sculpture, 2013

Discover the colorful clay sculptures of artist Ken Price through this interactive family guide.


en inglés y español


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Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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