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Nasher hosts “First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone”

The Makapansgat Pebble; University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute; 20 September 2017 – Photo by Brett Eloff.

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone

January 27, 2018 – April 28, 2018

First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. Traditionally understood as the longest-used tool in human history, with examples dating back more than 2 million years, some handaxes are equally fascinating for their non-utilitarian, aesthetic qualities.

More at: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition?id=535

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Neanderthal handaxe Le-Moustier Musee-de-Prehistoire-Sauveboeuf




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HARRY GEFFERT (1934-2017) | Celebration of Life Nov. 26

H A R R Y  G E F F E R T

(1 9 3 4  –  2 0 1 7)

photo credit: Teresa Rafidi
2001 FLORA ST, DALLAS, TX 75201

photo credit: Kevin Todora
 THE SALVATION ARMY. http://www.salvationarmy.org

Cris Worley Fine Arts, 1845 Levee St #110, Dallas,  TX 75207

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Dallas Design Symposium: Redefining Space for Art – CHINATI AND MASS MOCA Nov. 5 at the Nasher



5 November 2017
Sunday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm (Check-In Beginning at 1:00 pm)
Nasher Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center


The Dallas Architecture Forum presents the 2017 Dallas Design Symposium with speakers Jenny Moore, Director, Chinati Foundation and Joseph Thompson, Founding Director, MASS MoCA.

The Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA are two acclaimed centers for art that have repurposed abandoned spaces to create innovative and internationally recognized centers for the display of art.

The Forum’s 2017 Design Symposium will present the directors of these two centers in compelling conversation as they each overview their organization, including how the site was repurposed as a center for the display of art, often at a scale and scope not possible in more conventional settings. Ms. Moore and Mr. Thompson will highlight some of the iconic art on display at their centers.

Ms. Moore will  also overview the new master plan for Chinati, and Mr. Thompson will highlight the major MASS MoCA campus expansion that was recently completed.  The symposium will conclude with a moderated conversation and audience questions.

Purchase Tickets HERE

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2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates

2018 Nasher Prize Laureate

The Nasher Sculpture Center proudly announces the 2018 Laureate, Theaster Gates. From the objects that he creates to the orchestrated exchange of ideas within communal space, Gates has changed what it means to be a sculptor today.

With a strong focus on the material aspects of memory, history, and place, Nasher Prize 2018 Laureate Theaster Gates has established a new paradigm for sculpture by joining together disparate methods of artistic production—the creation of discrete objects and the re-zoning, rebuilding, and reterritorializing1 of architectural spaces.
In April 2015, the Nasher Sculpture Center announced the creation of the Nasher Prize, the most significant award in the world dedicated exclusively to contemporary sculpture. It is presented annually to a living artist that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of the art form. Each winner is chosen by a jury of renowned museum directors, curators, artists, and art historians who have an expertise in the field, and varying perspectives on the subject, and receives a $100,000 prize, conferred in April of each year. In addition, each winner receives an award object designed by the architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Renzo Piano.
from the Nasher website.

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May 19th in the Dallas Arts District: DMA Late Nights & Nasher ’til Midnight


Friday, May 19, 2017  https://www.dma.org/programs-late-nights
6:00 p.m.–midnight
$15 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$10 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

Come dressed as Frida Kahlo and your May Late Night ticket will be $5. (The México 1900–1950 exhibition will require an additional ticket.)

Stay late and explore Mexican art and culture through music, talks, tours, films, food, and family activities. Be sure to visit the exhibition México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

DMA Members: Check in at the main Visitor Services Desk to get your DMA Member wristband and gain access to special members-only activities throughout the night.


’til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent paired with film screenings in the Nasher Garden. Guests have the opportunity to participate in progressive tours and to view the permanent collection and special exhibitions on view Roni Horn andManuel Neri: Recent Acquisitions from the Artist’s Trust.

Beginning this season, presenting sponsor Central Market/H-E-B will offer special reserve-ahead picnic dining. Guests may pre-reserve picnic dining by calling the Central Market Lovers Lane catering desk at 214.361.5577 by 4 pm on the Wednesday before the event.




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The Nasher presents Roni Horn’s Glass Sculptures

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First American museum exhibition of artist’s large-scale glass sculptures

DALLAS, Texas (March 20, 2017) – The Nasher Sculpture Center announces its
2017 summer show Roni Horn, featuring large scale, cast glass works by the
American artist. The exhibition will be on view May 20 – August 20, 2017.

Encompassing sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, and artist’s books, Roni
Horn (b.1955) has created a rich body of work over nearly four decades that has
already left a significant mark on contemporary art. Sculpture is an important aspect
of Horn’s oeuvre, and the artist frequently includes three-dimensional works in her
photography and drawing installations. For her Nasher show, eight large-scale
cylindrical cast glass sculptures of varying colors will occupy the museum’s main
gallery. It will be the artist’s first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010
and the first to focus specifically on her cast glass sculpture.

“Roni Horn is one of those rare artists that can carry the vocabulary of many
mediums with equal aplomb, always with mesmerizing efficiency and sharp
intelligence,” says Director Jeremy Strick. “Her projects related to language, the
body, and place encourage a thoughtfulness akin to contemplation, and these large
glass sculptures are no exception. Though physically heavy, the seductive
translucence and polished surfaces of these solid glass works’ tease our powers of
perception, suggesting uncanny liquid depths and challenging us to be ever more
present to experience.”

Horn began making cast glass sculptures in the early 1990s. Created through a
labor- and time-intensive process, the works require three to four months to
complete. With their abstract forms and industrial fabrication processes, her
sculptures often borrow from the visual language of Minimalism, though Horn
imbues her work with personal meaning and references that distance it from the
strict autonomy characteristic of Minimalist sculpture. Her work instead acts as a
critical bridge connecting Minimalism and Post-Minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s
to contemporary art-making practices today. Within the Nasher galleries, her
sculptures will be infused with light, calling attention not only to their volumetric
forms, but also the reflective and translucent qualities of glass. The works in Roni
Horn defy traditional definitions of glass art, expanding the genre into the realm of
sculpture laden with weight and presence.


About the Nasher Sculpture Center: Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Gormley, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serra, and Shapiro, among others. On view in the light-filled galleries of the Renzo Pianodesigned building and amid the garden grounds are a rotating selection of works 2001 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 +1 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org from the Collection, as well as important exhibitions of modern and contemporary sculpture. Conceived for the exhibition, study, and conservation of modern and contemporary sculpture, the Nasher Sculpture Center also presents a diverse array of educational and cultural programs in dialogue with the Collection and special exhibitions. It is also the home of the Nasher Prize, an annual, international award that is presented to a living artist in recognition of a significant body of work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture. In addition to the indoor and outdoor gallery spaces, the Center contains an auditorium, education and research facilities, a cafe, and a store. Location: 2001 Flora Street, Dallas TX 75201 Hours: The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and until 11 pm for special events, and from 10 am to 5 pm on the first Saturday of each month. Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members, children 12 and under, and all members of police and fire departments with proper ID. Admission includes access to special exhibitions. For more information, visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.


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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts April 11-13


The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts at UT Dallas, established in 2016 with an endowment from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, recognizes the essential and fundamental role in the arts in the life of the university. The award honors an artist working in or between any of the broad spectrum of artistic endeavors, including the visual arts, music, literature, performance, and architecture/design.

Given every other year, the award consists of a prize of $150,000 and a week’s residence on the UT Dallas campus and in Dallas, during which the awardee will present a major public lecture and interact in a variety of venues with the students, staff and faculty of UT Dallas and with the larger arts community of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Prospective awardees will be nominated by the Brettell Award Advisory Committee, composed of international leaders in arts and culture, with the selection of the awardee being made by an Executive Committee composed of university and community leaders.

The concept of the Brettell Award is inspired by the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, created by the McDermott Family at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974. The MIT McDermott Award is also made every other year, and it is planned to schedule the two events in alternating years.

Save the Date

Join us for public lectures and a forum that will feature the first recipient of the Brettell Award:

Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m.
Public forum, followed by reception
Nasher Sculpture Center

Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Details will follow after an official announcement of the awardee in the Dallas Morning News on April 9.

RSVP for events with Pierrette Lacour pierret@utdallas.edu.

Submitted by Lauren LaRocca. Email: lauren.larocca@utdallas.edu

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Inspired by Pierre Huyghe: Nasher Now Classes for Adults / March 2


Nasher Now
Classes for Adults

March 2 / 6 p.m.

Learn how 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe brings life to his work and join us in the studio to make something personally monumental.

Advance registration required.
Members FREE, Non-Members $10.


Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

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Summer Block Party June 17 in the Dallas Art District


June 17 | Dallas Arts District is closing the streets for our #free Summer Block Party 2016 with the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Klyde Warren Park, and Crow Collection of Asian Art. Participate in special activities including concerts, local brews, dance lessons, cinema, and much more!



CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART Crow Collection After Dark party

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART  Late Night programming


NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER  Nasher’s ‘Til Midnight event

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SPRING BLOCK pARTy March 18 in the Dallas Arts District

Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party

DALLAS – Dallas Arts District SPRING BLOCK pARTy is set for 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 18, at Pearl and Flora Streets in Dallas. The event, open to the public at no charge, will close the streets and celebrate everything the popular district offers.

Some highlights will include:

  • Crow Collection of Asian Art at 2010 Flora St.
  • Dallas Museum of Art at 1717 N. Harwood St.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center at 2001 Flora St.

Experience all three museums by participating in special activities, live concerts, guided tours, local brews, films and much more.

In addition, on-the-street performances will include:

  • Shakespeare Dallas get wild in the streets
  • An acoustic David Bowie tribute by the Thin White Dukes
  • Danielle Georgiou Dance Group – DGDG plots the Ides of March
  • Swing dancing with The Rhythm Room to Jackson Pollock’s favorite jazz records
  • Curbside karaoke with Mr. Rid
  • Beats and threads with Durty Laundry DJ truck
  • DMA presents “An American in Paris” (1951) on Ross Avenue Plaza
  • The Nasher presents a concert by Kurt Thurmond, followed by a special screening of “Edward Scissorhands” in the Nasher Garden
  • Goodnight Gorlinski at the Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • DJ Luxury Raps at Klyde Warren Park

Food and drinks, including local craft beers and libations from Alamo Drafthouse DFW, will be available. Fifteen gourmet food trucks will keep the party rolling.

DART Rail service runs until midnight, and enjoy Uber pickup/drop-off points in the district — $20 ride credit for new users using the code: “DalArts”

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/594762490675789/.




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Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret opens March 12 at the Nasher


Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

March 12, 2016 – July 17, 2016
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Join us on opening weekend for a conversation with Swiss-born exhibition artist Mai-Thu Perret, who has spent the past 16 years making work born from a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. Set in New Mexico, the imaginary women of the commune make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural. More on the exhibition here

For Sightings, Perret will build on this project, installing recent ceramics and paintings, along with a new body of work that relates her interest in utopian societies to the recent development of a secular Kurdish community in the Syrian region of Rojava.

“I don’t think utopian ideas are bound to fail, but quite likely when they become real or succeed they stop being called utopias.” – Mai-Thu Perret

Complimentary wine reception with RSVP. FREE with admission. FREE for Members.
Register online here

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360 Speaker Series: Exhibition Artist Ann Veronica Janssens Jan. 23


Join us on opening day for a talk with Belgian exhibition artist Ann Veronica Janssens. Known primarily as a light artist, Janssens is interested in “situations of dazzlement… the persistence of vision, vertigo, saturation, speed, and exhaustion” —in other words, how the body responds to certain scientific phenomena and conditions put upon it. More on the exhibition here

“Nothing is more beautiful than a person’s own perception” – Ann Veronica Janssens

Complimentary wine reception with RSVP. FREE with admission. FREE for Members.

Register online here

. Reply by email here.

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