Not far from Mosaic Dallas is a unique destination featuring one of the world's finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures. We're talking about the Nasher Sculpture Center, and its founding was a lifelong dream of Raymond and Patsy Nasher. The couple began their collection in the mid-1960s and earned international recognition twenty years later when the Dallas Museum of Art showcased their sculptures in an exhibition. The fascinating display features over 300 works by artists such as:
Carl Andre crafted numerous sculptures in the 1960s and '70s, which are now considered among the best of his generation. He neither carves into substances nor model forms. He describes his work as "sculpture as place," and he played a key role in defining the nature of minimalist art.
Born in Germany, Max Ernst was a pioneer of the Dada and Surrealism art movements of the early twentieth century. He created a new sculpture every few years and used the medium as an escape from painting. Max married the woman who helped him escape Germany on the eve of World War II, and settled in Sedona, Arizona. Today, his renowned works are featured in museums around the world.
Famed British artist, Anthony Caro, apprenticed for an accomplished sculptor when he was thirteen. After serving in the Royal Navy during World War II, he went on to create pieces large in dimension and linear in form. His works feature lyrical movements, and he was one of the first modern sculptors to rest his sculptures on the ground instead of the traditional pedestal.
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, and adult admission is ten dollars.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is just one of the premier attractions near our Dallas apartments. To become a resident of our community, please contact us. We'd love for you to see firsthand all we have to offer.