Nasher Prize Dialogues

Graduate Symposium 2018

April 5, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

The 2018 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium offers master’s and doctoral students from any academic discipline the opportunity to present scholarly work on a host of questions and topics related to Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates.

Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, this symposium offers students a chance to take the work of 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates work as inspiration for their own scholarly and creative work. Student presentations and an accompanying publication will expand scholarship on the field of contemporary sculpture and its many forms. A keynote lecture by Matthew Jesse Jackson,  a writer, curator, and critic who teaches modern and contemporary art at the University of Chicago, will end the day's events.

 Open to the public. Free admission with RSVP.


Presenting Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Founding Partners: The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger

Community Month Sponsor: The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the public transportation partner for Nasher Prize Month.

DART to Nasher Prize Month – Take DART Rail (any line) to Pearl / Arts District Station or St. Paul Station and walk 3 blocks North to Flora Street. Or, take the D-Link bus, a free and convenient way to explore Downtown Dallas, to the Dallas Arts District (stop 19). For more information or schedules, please visit