The Nasher Sculpture Center brings art world speakers for conversations and lectures about sculptural themes. Learn about the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the thought-process behind some of today’s most innovative contemporary artwork, architecture and design.
Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Mabry has quickly established himself as a powerful young voice on the West Coast art scene with an impressive and critically acclaimed body of work that primarily includes sculpture and work on paper. Formally trained as a ceramicist, Mabry’s large-scale sculptures are cast from clay models and found objects.
As part of the ongoing Sightings series, the Nasher Sculpture Center has asked Mabry to install works in the garden. For Sightings, Mabry will create a new sculpture based on an ancient Jalisco figure in the Nasher Collection for the outdoor terrace, as well as install his group of six figures based on Rodin’s Burghers of Calais, Process Art (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E) – never before shown in the United States – outside on the steps of the Terraced Garden.
Immediately following the presentation, guests will enjoy a wine reception. For information and reservations, email 360rsvp@nashersculpturecenter.
Second Annual David Dillon Symposium
Making Connections: The Networked City
Presented by the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington
Friday, April 19, 11 am – 5 pm
Nasher Sculpture Center
How do we understand cities in the information age? How do new technologies change the way we see and understand the world around us? How do invisible systems in our cities shape our experiences?
Speakers will include:
Robert Bruegmann, author of Sprawl, A Compact History and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Diana Lind, executive editor of Next American City.
Nasher Now Classes for Adults
Saturday, April 20: 10 am – 12 pm
Seating is limited. Reservations required.
Formerly known as Modern Masters, Nasher Now is an interactive workshop for adults that offers an inside perspective on exhibitions. Join us as we explore Ken Price’s vibrant and alluring ceramic sculptures. Following a private tour and discussion of the Frank Gehry-designed exhibition, guests will be invited to investigate texture, color, and materials in an engaging studio activity.
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher
Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:30 pm
Ives’ Concord Sonata and the Poetry of E.E. Cummings
Featuring Gilbert Kalish, piano, Tin Hat’s Ben Goldberg, clarinets, Carla Kihlstedt , violins , viola & voice, Mark Orton , acoustic guitar & dobro, and Rob Reich , accordion & piano
$20 for Members; $25 for Non-Members
The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to continue its third season Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, the critically acclaimed new music series featuring groundbreaking performances created under the direction of Seth Knopp, a founding member of the Peabody Trio and artistic director of Yellow Barn Music School and Festival.
Edward Estlin Cummings (1894 – 1962) and Charles Edward Ives (1874 – 1954), two of this country’s great visionary artists of the 20th century, were unacquainted with one another in life in spite of their common connection to New England. They are joined in a single program by Tin Hat, whose members have drawn inspiration for their settings of E.E. Cummings’ poetry from the author’s own intensely lyrical readings of his work, and pianist Gilbert Kalish’s performance of Ives’ monumental Concord Sonata.
Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 27, 11 am
Hosted by the Nasher Teacher Advisory Board
Slow Art Day is a global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover the joy of spending time with art. Participants visit local museums and galleries, look at works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing by looking slowly at each pre-assigned work of art and have lunch to discuss the experience. Sign-up at nashersculpturecenter.org/
The Great Create: With Artists. For Kids.
Sunday April 28: 1 – 4 pm
In this first-ever family fundraiser event, the Nasher Garden transforms into an interactive, art-filled playground for kids and parents. Children can put their hands to work in guided sculpting classes under the instruction of local and international artists, live entertainment and kid-friendly food. The best part? Your participation helps fund the Nasher’s youth education programs, including the 3:01 Club After-school Program, the Summer Institute for Teens, and yearlong free student tours. Family Co-Chairs: Lucy and Steve Wrubel and their daughter Stella; Megan and Brady Wood and their children Honor and Wheeler. Featured Artists include Allison V. Smith, Brad Oldham, Lizzy Wetzel, Marianne Newsom and Sunny Sliger, Elliott Hundley, Sarah Braman, Nathan Mabry and Annette Lawrence.