Nasher Sculpture Center
January 27 - April 29, 2018
"First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. First Sculpture will present these objects as evidence of the earliest forms of artistic intention, highlighting the aesthetic qualities of each stone and providing crucial historical and scientific information to give the viewer a deeper understanding of human history, as well as an enriched appreciation for humankind’s early ability to sculpt beautiful objects." The show is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based artist Tony Berlant and anthropologist Dr. Thomas Wynn, Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
October 26 - January 28, 2018
A show of works by Brooklyn-based artist Nathan Carter. In this exhibition, Carter presents the story of a fictional punk rock band who call themselves The DRAMASTICS.
October 14 - February 4, 2018
"The artists in Paper into Sculpture, including Marco Maggi, Joshua Neustein, Nancy Rubins, and others, play on tensions between commonly held understandings of sculpture and what paper can and cannot do, pushed to physical limits. Treating paper as a material with a palpable three-dimensional presence rather than as a mere support for mark-making, they use processes ranging from tearing, crumpling, and cutting to scattering, binding and adhering to create sculptural works that take a variety of forms, with a varied range of expressive and conceptual implications."
An artist talk by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach. In her work, Auerbach “explores the limits of our structures and systems of logic (linguistic, mathematical, spatial) and...Read More
Jenny Moore, Director of the Chinati Foundation, and Joseph Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA, will discuss their organizations through the lens of repurposing unused spaces...Read More
Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony “centers on an immersive environment representing Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to...Read More
A conversation with the Chicago-based artist Jessica Stockholder.
An exhibition of large-scale cast glass works by American artist Roni Horn. This is Horn’s first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010 and the first...Read More
The spring 2017 360: Artists, Critics, Curators speaker series will feature conversations and lectures by Lynda Benglis, Richard Schiff, and Connie Butler, among others.
An exhibition of prints by artist Richard Serra. Many of the works in the show reference Serra’s large-scale Cor-Ten steel sculptures and were printed at the Los Angeles printshop Gemini...Read More
The seventh annual Soundings: New Music at the Nasher concert series. This year’s program features works by Erwin Schulhoff, Steve Reich, Richard Wagner and John Cage, along...Read More
“Join The Dallas Architecture Forum for an afternoon focused on how outstanding design utilizes materials, from common to rare, as integral elements of the design...Read More
A monthly program of experimental film screenings. The program is organized by Frank Dufour, Professor in the recently created school of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication...Read More
An exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews. For this show, Andrews creates a loose narrative around the elements of a presidential campaign. Additionally, Andrews ties in...Read More
The Nasher’s annual 360: Artists, Curators, Critics Speaker Series. For more info about the speakers, please go here.
The Nasher’s ‘til Midnight at the Nasher presents music from local and regional talent along with special film screenings. See below for the full performer and...Read More
An exhibition of works by New York-based artist Joel Shapiro. The show consists of a single site-specific installation conceived for the Nasher.
“Adrien Gardere and Olivier Meslay will discuss Dallas’ Museum of Street of Culture in the context of new approaches to designing and building museums to reach...Read More
A panel discussion featuring Amy Cappellazzo, Paul Schimmel, Stefan Simchowitz, and Sarah Thornton. The panelists will discuss the politics of buying and selling art.
A community day celebrating the Nasher Prize. Special events include: • Museum Ambassador Tours, available upon request; meet at Admissions Desk • Doris Salcedo Reading...Read More
Doris Salcedo, the inaugural Nasher Prize Laureate will present a public lecture on her artistic philosophy and practice.
“Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, will present a public lecture on the evolution of major discipline-based awards and how they may...Read More
An exhibition built off Perret’s performance staged in Geneva, drawing from bunraku an ancient Japanese form of puppetry. This elaborated narrative includes, “a journalist, an Indian mystic, a 19th-century...Read More
The Dallas launch for semigloss. Magazine’s Sound issue. Featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, Nino Baumgartner, Jeff Gibbons, Sally Glass, Kenneth Goldsmith, Peter Lucas, Shelby David Meier, M, Carolyn Sortor, Sharon Turner, and Jim Nolan.
An exhibition of works by Brussels-based artist Ann Veronica Janssens. For this show, Janssens has created sculptures that play with the eye, in which viewers “encounter shifts in surface,...Read More
A lecture by ceramic artist Edmund de Waal.
An exhibition of works by Alex Israel that stem from his life in Los Angeles. For this exhibition, Israel combines his sculptures with objects from the Nasher’s...Read More
“A luxurious salon that integrates architecture, entertainment, and works of art by Golia’s friends Pierre Huyghe, Mark Grotjahn, Jeff Wall, and Christopher Williams. This reinterpretation of Golia’s...Read More
An exhibition of works by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone. Drawing on connections with nature, Penone manipulates a variety of materials to examine the analogous processes of nature and art.
An exhibition of new large-scale assemblage works by British sculptor Phyllida Barlow.
A lecture featuring artist Jonathan Hammer, whose practice has investigated the concept of narrative through such traditional techniques as etching, Japanese screen-making, 16th-century marquetry and...Read More
Chilean-born artist Iván Navarro, known for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon, fluorescent, and incandescent light, will speak at the Nasher in conjunction with the...Read More
In celebration of a new website exploring in depth the impacts of French sculpture on the cultural landscape of the United States, Laure de Margerie...Read More
Part of the Nasher’s “Soundings” series, this concert explores dark themes in works for string quartet and soprano, with composer and violist Brett Dean, violinists...Read More
A retrospective exhibition of renowned American sculptor and pioneering figure in African-American art, Melvin Edwards, who has redefined the modernist tradition of welded sculpture with...Read More