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A 55,000 square foot museum and a 1.5 acre garden featuing the acclaimed Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, including works by Picasso, Rodin, Calder and more.


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    The stroke of midnight brings different feelings depending on your age. For kids, it’s a thing of wonder—a magical hour that we get to see during sleepovers and covertly on...
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    Los Angeles based artist Mark Grotjahn has earned a following across the world for his focus on textures, colors and forms. In his Face and Butterfly painting series, he uses color to sear...
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    The Nasher Sculpture Center’s new music series, Soundings, closes its 2013/2014 season on Thursday, May 15th with a compelling tribute to the late pianist Van Cliburn. The 7:30pm...
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    It's not every day that a museum announces an exhibition that is a re-creation of a gasoline service station, but those are the exact words the Nasher Sculpture Center used for Bettina...
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    For centuries, music has served as an audible expression of freedom. Yes, for its requirement for performers to be free of nerves and fear to perform perfectly, and definitely for its...
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    For Xchange, the Nasher’s citywide public art project, only two locals were selected to create work. One was solo artist, activist and Observer Mastermind winner Vicki Meek. The other...
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    This week it seems that everyone is struggling with how best to commemorate the assassination of John F. Kennedy. What if it was your job to create the right music for this weighty...
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    The Nasher Sculpture Center decided to tackle its 10-year anniversary in the biggest, rowdiest way imaginable: It’s holding a multi-million dollar public art project called Nasher...
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    Few things can cause rifts in friendships like disagreements over what is and isn’t OK to eat. But fad diets and molecular gastronomy are rarely the source of contention as much as...
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    The most twisted film created by the screenwriting cerberus of Randy Newman, Steve Martin and Lorne Michaels is also one of the most quotable. The Three Amigos remains the greatest film...
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    When summer’s sun hits Dallas, our city streets empty. We become night owls, rising at dusk and venturing outside with the stars. Sadly, we’re missing the operating hours of most...
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    Doesn’t the summer give you fits of country-life longing? When the concrete radiates the heat right through your soul (and your soles) and the buildings reflect light and your car runs...
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    The Nasher Sculpture Center’s (2001 Flora St.) Gallery Lab series taps two Undermain Theatre talents on Thursday to enlighten us on the art of set design. Undermain artistic director...
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    It’s Mother’s Day and you need The Big Idea. The one that will make up for that time you stole the golf cart and crashed it into a neighbor’s mailbox. Something grand...
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    Spring break is here, but that doesn’t mean you need to let your brain rot. Nope. In fact, what if we were to tell you that you could embrace fair weather, the city’s best...
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    Ken Price created morphing, perplexing sculptures for decades, but he didn’t design most work intending that you and I would gawk over them, which we’ll happily do over and over...
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    You spent most of your college career dodging lectures, spending afternoons watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes in lieu of macroeconomics class. But now — now that you’re...
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    It’s a fabulous time to be raising a little one in Dallas — our Arts District has virtually exploded in the past few years, meaning that your children have many new avenues of...
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    The Nasher’s newest exhibition, Rediscoveries: Modes of Making in Modern Sculpture, explores masterworks from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection. Running through January 13,...
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    Beer: That single little word conjures up so much frothy, frosty goodness it almost seems redundant to have a festival celebrating such a, well, festive concoction. But the industrious folks...
  • The Mixmaster: Music Notes
    See also: 11 Must-Do Parties For Fashion's Night Out In Dallas If you're like a lot of people I know, you'd love to go hear a classical music performance now and again. But saying you'd...
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    The free family festivities offered by some of our vaunted cultural institutions in Dallas are a godsend: a total lifesaver for parents overwhelmed with Montessori tuition, crew lesson...
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    If you were stranded on a desert island, which artworks would you take with you? Easy. Tracy Emin’s My Bed (for sleep and/or bedsheet ropes), Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel (doubles as...
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    Let's get our priorities straight: You want to spend your cash on important stuff, like cocktails. And you want to drink a lot of them. It's death-ray hot out, and science tells us quite...
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    It seems almost kismet: the Nasher Sculpture Center (2001 Flora Street) has a new exhibition opening this weekend, and you have an art-loving mom. This Sunday (before you get too blinded by...
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    If quickly glancing at the Nasher's announcement that it will host a performance of "Heard," Nick Cave's wearable, musical costumes, you might think Grinderman himself has moved into the...
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    Grab your “Ira Glass-es” and fountain pen and meet us at the intersection of aesthetic and cerebral where art and philosophy collide during two upcoming art talks on Thursday,...
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    He’s rapped a hip-hop version of Alexander Hamilton’s life, performed at the White House in its first-ever poetry jam and became an instant sensation for writing and starring in...
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    Kristin Chenoweth, star of the upcoming GCB on ABC, was originally scheduled for a NasherSALON appearance on November 18. But filming a new television series means priority goes to, well,...
  • The Mixmaster: Fine Lookin' Piece
    It was pretty damn magical Friday night in the Arts District. The galleries were open late and light, video, and sound installations of one kind and another dotted the streets as part of...
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    Diana Al-Hadid is making some of the boldest, most interesting pieces of any living artist, creating works inspired by a mélange of ancient mythologies, Gothic and Middle Eastern...
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    To many people, sculpture and design are static, silent fields of art. Nick Cave’s performance art, however, is not. Half fashion show, half dance recital, Cave brings his so-called...
  • The Mixmaster: On The Scene
    Saturday night's opening of Tony Cragg: Seeing Things at the Nasher had the museum packed with well-dressed Dallas art lovers humming and buzzing about the incredible body of work. Nights...
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    Sculptor Tony Cragg has gained international notoriety through the course of his career by actively experimenting with his art, ranging from the simple, beautiful assemblages of found...
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    Saturday was the last full day of the Martin Creed exhibition, Work No. 1190: Half the air in a given space, at the Nasher that consisted of 9,000 giant gold balloons filling an...
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    If they could time travel to the current century, Renaissance sculptors would probably wonder if marble and iron were scarce resources. Contemporary sculptors have come a long way since...
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    The art world doesn't come with the cult of personality that music or movies do and that frequently means that we miss out on some of the more interesting dialogues on perspective and...

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