Dallas Texas – The Nasher Sculpture center

A beautiful Saturday afternoon visit to Klyde Warren Park resulted in a stop at the Nasher Sculpture Center.  A treat for the eyes and the spirit.

Open to the public since October 20, 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center 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.

The collection – which numbers more than three hundred sculptures together with twentieth-century paintings and drawings – rotate in thematic installations throughout the Center’s seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000 ft2 building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker.

Special exhibitions drawn from other sources are presented, contributing to the Center’s mission of examining as thoroughly as possible the primary forces shaping the history of sculpture since the late nineteenth century.  The Sculpture Center complements its ongoing rotation of exhibitions with a variety of public programs and scholarly and educational initiatives.  Through successive installations, audiences encounter the collection’s remarkable breadth as well as its deep strengths and the exciting ways that it connects the creative energy of those artists represented to our daily lives.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s