Now on View


Find lessons and resources related to exhibitions and artworks currently on view at the Nasher. 

Current Exhibitions

Image of highly reflective silver sculpture with a curving organic formLynda Benglis

May 21 - September 18, 2022 / Learn more

Family Guide / Guía familiar: Lynda Benglis, 2022 (En ingles y español)
Discover an artist whose artworks sparkle, shine and go with the flow. / Descubre una artista cuyas obras de arte brillan, relucen, y van con la corriente.
Recommended for elementary-aged learners. 

Nasher Mobile Guide Online: Lynda Benglis
Throughout her five-decades-long career, Lynda Benglis has created sculptures in a wide range of materials that explore the physicality of form and its effects on the viewer. For her exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Benglis highlights three bodies of work in media as diverse as traditional bronze and decorative glitter. 
Recommended for secondary and adult learners.

Image of a wall-mounted sculpture resembling a keep out sign with an image of a pastry on it.Magali Reus: A Sentence in Soil

May 14 - September 11, 2022 / Learn more

Nasher Mobile Guide Online: Magali Reus: A Sentence in Soil
In her second major US show, Netherlands-born, London-based artist Magali Reus presents an installation of new work that examines how the forms of simple, recognizable objects can generate an immediate chain of associations when dislocated from their original functions.
Recommended for secondary and adult learners.

Logo for Nasher Public: New Art by Texas ArtistsNasher Public: New Art by Texas Artists

Ongoing / Learn more 

Family Guide: What Is Public Art?
Learn how a work of art can become an important part of a community and create a proposal for your own public artwork.
Recommended for elementary-aged learners. 

 

Nasher Collection Artworks

 

Eviva Amore by Richard Serra

Mini Project: Design a giant sculpture inspired by Mark di Suvero's Eviva Amore 
Recommended for learners of all ages.

Video: Build Your Own Tour - Eviva Amore by Mark di Suvero
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

 

Rush Hour by George Segal

Mini Project: Write a script about everyday people inspired by George Segal’s Rush Hour 
Recommended for learners of all ages.

Video: Build Your Own Tour - Rush Hour by George Segal
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

 

Seated Woman by Willem de Kooning

Artwork Focus: Explore abstraction using Willem de Kooning's Seated Woman
Recommended for learners of all ages.

Video: Build Your Own Tour - Seated Woman by Willem de Kooning
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

Working model for Three Piece No. 3 by Henry Moore

Artwork Focus: Find inspiration from nature with Henry Moore's Working Model for Three Piece No. 3: Vertebrae
Recommended for learners of all ages.

Video: Build Your Own Tour - Working Model for Three Piece No. 3: Vertebrae by Henry Moore
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

Caress of a Bird by Joan Miro

 

Video: Build Your Own Tour - Caress of a Bird by Joan Miró
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

 

low standing sculpture made of flat metal pieces arranged like rock formations

 

Video: Build Your Own Tour - Low Landscape No. 3 by Dorothy Dehner
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

 

Moonbird by Joan MiroMini Project: Imagine a creature made of shapes inspired by Joan Miró’s Moonbird 
Recommended for learners of all ages.

Video:  Build Your Own Tour - Moonbird by Joan Miró
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

Typewriter Eraser by Claes Oldenburg

 

Mini Project: Invent for the future inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s Pile of Typewriter Erasers 

 

 

Artist Magdalena Abakanowicz stands among her sculpturesPrimary Source Resource: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Bronze Crowd
Consider the impact of World War II through a firsthand account by artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. Students are asked to use sculpture as a framework for understanding the behavior of people swayed by the influence of a crowd.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

Video: Build Your Own Tour - Bronze Crowd by Madgalena Abakanowicz
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

Artist Barbara Hepworth with one of her sculpturesPrimary Source Resource: Barbara Hepworth
Discover how Barbara Hepworth was influenced by landscape, materials, and ancient monoliths as she created sculpture. Students are asked to consider their own experiences with the environment and create a collage based upon independent research of ancient sculptures.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

 

 

Artist Joel Shapiro standing among his sculpturesPrimary Source Resource: Joel Shapiro
Artist Joel Shapiro's inventive use of space offers students new perspectives on constructing sculptures with compelling compositions.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

 


 

Richard Serra flings lead at a wall in his studioPrimary Source Resource: Richard Serra
Students are asked to consider how verbs can suggest unique approaches to working with materials, as in the work of artist Richard Serra.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

 

 

 

Architecture at the Nasher

Architecture Resource:Sketch of the exterior facade of the Nasher Sculpture Center by Renzo Piano Intermediate Level 
Information, questions and activities to introduce students to the architecture of the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

Architecture Resource: Advanced Level
Detailed information about the architecture of the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Recommended for adult and secondary-aged learners.

Video: Nasher Sculpture Center - Portrait of a Building 
Recommended for learners of all ages.

The Nasher Story

Raymond and Patsy Nasher standing in NorthPark construction sitePrimary Source Resource: The Nasher Collection
Examine the purpose and nature of collecting through the lens of the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection. Students are invited to discuss their own experiences with collecting and to propose an exhibition for the Nasher Garden.  
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

Video: The Nasher Collection - A Tribute to Raymond and Patsy
Recommended for learners of all ages.


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