The Nasher Sculpture Center located in downtown Dallas and is one of the few institutions in the world devoted to the exhibition, study, and preservation of modern sculpture. Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Sculpture Center is the new home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture.
Many exhibits pass through the museum throughout the year but don’t always stay long, so take advantage of exhibits while they’re around. Listed below are two exhibits that are available at the Nasher Sculpture Center through January 13th. General Admission Adults tickets are $10, Seniors $7, and Students $5. Admission is free for members and children 12 and under.
Rediscoveries: Modes of Making in Modern Sculpture
Featuring masterworks from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Rediscoveries: Modes of Making in Modern Sculpture traces the roots of new methods of conceiving and making sculpture over the past 125 years. In the upper galleries of the museum, visitors will find beloved and familiar works from different historical eras combined in new and unexpected ways alongside sculptures never before displayed at the Nasher Sculpture Center, most notably Richard Serra’s 1969 Inverted House of Cards. Created by leaning four large Cor-Ten steel plates against one another, Serra’s iconic prop piece uses natural forces to transform a child’s game into a weighty meditation on mass, force, and endurance.
Sculpture in So Many Words: Text Pieces 1960–80
Comprised of text sculptures from the early 1960s through the mid-1970s, Sculpture in So Many Words: Text Pieces 1960–80 continues the examination of sculptural concerns presented in Rediscoveries by tracing the legacy of Marcel Duchamp’s radical reimagining of what constitutes a work of art. The resulting image-free works shed fresh light on the intellectual foundations underpinning much of contemporary art.
There is much more at the Nasher Sculpture Center than these two exhibits, plan to spend the day and explore the inside and out. Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street, Dallas Texas.