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The Nasher has been killing it lately, showcasing lots of heavy hitters in the world of sculpture, ranging from big names to quieter talents that haven’t had their moment in the art world’s limelight. The museum just wrapped up Anna-Bella Papp’s exhibition of minimalist clay sculptures and shipped off the showy and thoroughly engaging works of Thomas Heatherwick to their next destination. Now they’re continuing their winning streak with a retrospective of the great Melvin Edwards’ welded steel pieces in Melvin Edwards: Five Decades. The exhibition assembles Edwards’ powerful ruminations on the symbolism of materials like chains, picks and spikes, materials that evoke the hard labor African Americans were subjected to in the early 1900s, as well as the sinister elements of the later civil rights movement. The Nasher Sculpture Center (2001 Flora St.) puts the underappreciated sculptor in the spotlight this weekend through Sunday, May 10. The museum's hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. General admission is $10; admission is $5 for students and seniors, and free for the under-12 set. Visit nashersculpturecenter.org for more info.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Jan. 31. Continues through May 10, 2015

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