Since its founding in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center has been a leading museum with one of the world’s largest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures. Over 300 pieces find their home among the center’s galleries and stores, spread across a beautiful modern space and gardens worthy of containing such moving contemporary sculptures.
Birthed from a combined love of contemporary art through Raymond and Patsy Nasher, the Nasher Sculpture Center has striven to be a guiding light for the conservation and appreciation of modern art, particularly in the way of sculpture. Artists such as Calder, di Suvero, Giacometti, Kelly, Picasso, Matisse, and Rodin find homes for their pieces on the lawns and floors of the Nasher Center. Also included in regular rotation are excellent pieces from museums and private collections to maintain a fresh and modern look at art.
Four Rodin sculptures including “Eve” (1881) and “The Age of Bronze” (1876) are featured among several works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and even Richard Serra’s defining work, “Inverted House of Cards,” one of the first acquisitions that the Nasher family made. Poignant, emotional expressions human studies mix with experiments in modern art movements, abstractism, and more making it a comprehensive, moving study of art.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is devoted to the education and enlightenment of all ages. As such, they offer several opportunities for students of all ages to participate and learn. Workshops are offered for high school age students to learn about architecture from a professional architect as well as workshops in the studio creating their own versions of art. Young students are included in their own special programs and reading clubs. Student tours, both self-guided and docent-led, are offered as well.