360 Series At Nasher Sculpture Center

One of my absolute favorite places to go in the Dallas Arts District is the Nasher Sculpture Center.
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Inside the center it’s bright and cheery and full of beautiful, creative exhibits.  Outside is the perfect place to enjoy the weather or savor a bite to eat at the Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck.  This weekend my husband and I attended a lecture by sculptor, Tony Cragg.  This lecture was part of the 360 Series which features artists, curators, and critics.

The Nasher Sculpture Center brings art world speakers for conversations or lectures about sculptural themes. Learn about the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the thought-process behind some of today’s most innovative contemporary artwork, architecture and design.

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I loved hearing Mr. Cragg’s process of creating such incredible pieces.  Totally paraphrasing here, but when he talked about how when we try to use strategy in our process that it takes away from the freedom to create, it really stuck with me.  Part of the magic of art is the freedom to create.  This is Mr. Cragg’s first U.S. museum exhibition in 20 years.  It is on display at the Nasher Sculpture Center until January 8, 2012.  All photos are only a sampling of his amazing pieces.

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I would highly suggest attending a lecture from the 360 Series.  You will be inspired!  Attending the lectures are free with $10 paid admission.  RSVP to ensure your seat and enjoy the complimentary wine reception that follows.  Click here to see the schedule of lectures through January 2012.

Also, don’t forget about Target First Saturdays, a whole day of creativity geared toward kids.  Admission is FREE!

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