Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX, USA
www.nashersculpturecenter.org - (214) 242-5100
Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas Reviews
A Dallas Staple Jul 03, 2008
To me, Nasher is pretty much a Dallas art staple, even more than or just as much as the DMA (Dallas Museum of Modern Art). I personally love so Nasher is naturally one of my favorite places...and in what other major city can you find a whole museum dedicated to this superb art form? Only here! It's small and user friendly. I loved lingering among the sculptures. And it was so relaxing wandering thru the gardens and enjoying the displays from every angle. They have some impressive pieces and it's well worth your time.
So, as you probably can gather, the museum's permanent art features the collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher...a couple with impeccable taste in art and particularly with an eye for sculpture. I adore the many unique figures they have accumulated over the years in the garden, particularly Auguste Rodin's Eve (lovely) and Magdalena Abakanowicz's Bronze Crowd (always a fun Kodak moment). Indoors, Constantin Brancusi's Le Basier (the kiss!)
Notable to highlight also is the Nasher's extensive group of Henri Matisse sculptures, including:
- Deux Negresses (two women)
- Decorative Figure
- Grand Nu assis (large seated nude)
- Madeleine I
On the whole, the collection is very modern and contemporary, featuring some Picasso sculptures and a few paintings among everything else. The cafe is always wonderful for a drink or snack and the gift shop is particularly well stocked with very relevant souveniers to the items in the museum.
I will say, for visitors to the fabulous state of Texas, spring is definitely the best time to go. I've gone in the summers before, and it's just way too scorching hot to enjoy the garden (which is pretty much the highlight of the museum). The fall is nice too, but there's really nothing that compares to sitting on the stone benches in the garden as the flowers bloom, smelling the fresh grass, with the beautiful sun shining. Bring a book or some work to do so you have an excuse to bum around in the garden the whole day! With free admission on the first Saturday of each month, I didn't have to pay to enjoy this amazing space which exposes me to some culture that isn't of the "pop" variety.
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