The Italian architect has now designed three of Texas’ leading art museums: the Nasher in Dallas, the Menil in Houston and the Kimbell expansion in Fort Worth. All three, he says, are a legacy of his work with his ‘master’ — original Kimbell architect Louis Kahn.
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Ten North Texas museums are part of a nationwide effort called Blue Star Museums that will provide free admission to military families this summer. The 10 museums join more than 600 in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
On Friday night, I had a drink with a 5-year-old. Well, I was having a drink. He just happened to be sitting next to me. But I have to admit that listening to his chatter was more interesting than any number of conversations I’ve heard in bars. The occasion was the ‘Til Midnight series at [...]
DISD students get schooled on turning trash into treasure.
CATCH IT WHILE YOU CAN: The Nasher Sculpture Center is trying something new with its current exhibition, “Boolean Valley.” It’s the first time the museum has displayed a temporary work. “Boolean Valley” is the work of architect Nader Tehrani and ceramist Adam Silverman. The duo discusses the tricky process of melding their respective disciplines with [...]
Jonathan Borofsky’s Walking to the Sky (2004) – the Nasher Sculpture Center’s popular piece of pole-vaulting uplift – will be coming down for a year. Turns out the 100-foot-long metal pole needs to re-engineered (with a new “interior structure to decrease wind-induced vibration”). While that’s going on, the 10 fiberglass folks will get shipped to [...]
The retrospective of drawings by British sculptor-and-Turner-Prize-winner Rachel Whiteread that’s coming to the Nasher later this year is now at the Hammer Museum in LA. She’s the artist famous for her giant plaster casts of the insides of rooms and entire houses. Her drawings are less well-known, but given the hefty nature of her sculptural [...]
It looks wrong, but it’s not. The elongation of that stone face is not the fault of the photo. Contemporary Spanish artist Jaume Plensa deliberately distorts his busts of young women like that. And it’s those alabaster heads — eleven of them, six feet tall — that are the fascinating achievements in his new show, Genus and Species, at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
In the Saturday Spotlight, we’re off to see some sculpture.
KERA guest commentator Patricia Mora is a writer living in Dallas who has studied in the U.S. and abroad. In this installment in her series on overlooked masterpieces in local collections, she discusses Barbara Hepworth’s Squares with Two Circles at the Nasher Sculpture Center.