December at the Nasher Sculpture Center: Activities and Things to Do

Check out the Nasher this month to add a little culture to your holiday season.

Exhibitions/Installations

Rediscoveries: Modes of Making in Modern Sculpture
On view through January 13, 2013
General Admission: Adults $10. Seniors $7. Students $5.
Free for Members and children 12 and under.

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
On view through January 13, 2013
General Admission: Adults $10. Seniors $7. Students $5.
Free for Members and children 12 and under.

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.

Sightings: Eva Rothschild
On view through January 20, 2013
General Admission: Adults $10. Seniors $7. Students $5.
Free for Members and children 12 and under.

Continuing the Nasher Sculpture Center’s ongoing Sightings series of installations and architectural interventions by contemporary artists will be an installation by London-based artist Eva Rothschild.  An intricate network of painted piping will address the transitional space of the Nasher’s 90-foot-long entrance bay.  Running up the walls, along the floor, and over furniture, the installation will thoroughly inhabit the space, heightening and redefining our experience of the architecture.

Public Events

Target First Saturdays
FREE Admission: 10 am – 5 pm

Families and children are invited to explore the current exhibition through an interactive and fun-filled day featuring tours, art activities, live demos, and more. A special NasherKids passport is a great keepsake from the event, offering incentives for repeat visits and additional take-home art activities.

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