Now on View


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

Current Exhibitions

Image of wall-mounted sculpture made of wax and woodNairy Baghramian: Modèle vivant

October 15, 2022 - January 8, 2023 / Learn more

Teaching Resource: Nairy Baghramian: Modèle vivant, 2022
Artist Nairy Baghramian questions how we define success and failure through "misfit" sculptures that relate to the idea of play. This resource introduces students to Baghramian's work through questions, images and prompts for reflection.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

Family Guide / Guía familiar: Nairy Baghramian: Modèle vivant, 2022 (En ingles y español)
Explore how poses, colors and places inspire artist Nairy Baghramian. / Explore cómo las poses, los colores y los lugares inspiran a la artista Nairy Baghramian.
Recommended for preschool- and elementary-aged learners.

Nasher Mobile Guide Online: Nairy Baghramian: Modèle vivant
Baghramian has considered the relation of modeling, molding, and casting—interrelated elements of sculpture production involving positive and negative forms—throughout her career, and she consistently humanizes this largely mechanical process through overt or oblique references to the body.
Recommended for secondary and adult learners.

A bright red sculpture made of biomorphic shapesMatthew Ronay: The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode

October 22, 2022 - January 15, 2023 / Learn more

Teaching Resource: Matthew Ronay: The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode, 2022
Encounter the work of Matthew Ronay, whose surreal scuptures are grounded in science, color theory and narrative.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

Family Guide / Guía familiar: Matthew Ronay: The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode, 2022 (En ingles y español)
Meet an artist whose interest in science helps him imagine surreal sculptures inspired by nature. / Conozca a un artista cuyo interés por la ciencia le ayuda a imaginar esculturas surrealistas inspiradas en la naturaleza.
Recommended for preschool- and elementary-aged learners.

Nasher Mobile Guide Online: Matthew Ronay: The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode
Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Ronay is best known for his chromatic, handmade wood sculptures that at different turns suggest unearthly landscapes with futuristic architectures and bodily processes like digestion and aging.
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.

 

 

Moonbird by Joan Miro

Mini 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.

 

 

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 Ana Mendieta standing next to a wooden sculpturePrimary Source Resource: Ana Mendieta

Rooted in nature and the body, artist Ana Mendieta's art paved the way for artists of subsequent generations to create works involving identity politics, feminism and performance.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

 

 

Artist Isamu Noguchi standing in front of two of his sculpturesPrimary Source Resource: Isamu Noguchi

Discover how Noguchi's Gregory (Effigy) draws upon Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis and the artist's own experiences in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II.
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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