Now on View


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

Current Exhibitions

 

Image of Betye Saar's The Edge of EthicsBetye Saar: Call and Response

September 25, 2021 - January 2, 2022 / Learn more

Family Guide: Betye Saar: Call and Response, 2021 (Versión en español)
See how artist Betye Saar transforms everyday objects into sculptures that tell a story about her heritage. / Mira como la artista Betye Saar transforma objetos cotidianos en esculturas que cuentan una historia sobre sus raíces.
Recommended for elementary-aged learners. 

Teaching Resource: Betye Saar: Call and Response, 2021
Artist Betye Saar uses found objects to create sculptures that explore the history of racism and her own family heritage. This resource includes prompts for discussion and activities that will encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of Saar's work.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged learners.

 

Carol Bove: Collage Sculptures

October 16, 2021 - January 9, 2022 / Learn more

Family Guide: Carol Bove: Collage Sculptures, 2021 (Versión en español)
Learn how artist Carol Bove takes a heavy material and crumples it into forms that are playful and light. / Aprende cómo la artista Carol Bove toma un material pesado y lo arruga para crear formas que son juguetonas y ligeras.
Recommended for elementary-aged learners. 

Teaching Resource: Carol Bove: Collage Sculptures, 2021
Introduce students to Carol Bove's work through reading, sketching and discussion questions. This resource may be used as a guide for educators or given to students to engage with independently.
Recommended for intermediate- and secondary-aged 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.

 

 

Constructed Head No. 2 by Naum Gabo

 

Mini Project: Build a 3D portrait inspired by Naum Gabo’s Constructed Head No. 2 
Recommended for learners of all ages.

 

 

Clothespin by Claes Oldenburg

 

Mini Project:  Reimagine an everyday object inspired by Claes Oldenburg's Clothespin
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 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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