The Nasher Sculpture Center brings art world speakers for conversations and lectures about sculptural themes on Saturday, October 13th at 1pm. Learn about the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the thought-process behind some of today’s most innovative contemporary artwork, architecture and design.
Toward the end of the 1950s in New York, the term Neo-Dada surfaced to label Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and a handful of other young artists whose work seemed sharply at odds with Abstract Expressionism. Two projects were credited with stimulating a renewed interest in Dada: the 1951 publication of The Dada Painters and Poets, edited by Robert Motherwell, and the 1953 Dada exhibition organized by Marcel Duchamp at the Sidney Janis Gallery. This talk will explore the complexities of Duchamp’s and Motherwell’s engagements with Dada and their effects on the phenomenon that came to be known as Neo-Dada.
Catherine A. Craft, Ph.D. is Adjunct Assistant Curator for Research and Exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center. A respected art historian, curator, lecturer and writer specializing in 20th-century art, Dr. Craft comes to the Nasher from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where she was as senior research fellow.
FREE with admission: Adults $10. Seniors $7. Students $5. FREE for Members and children 12 and under. Seating is limited. Reservations required.