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 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates. This will be followed by a presentation from keynote speaker Matthew Jesse Jackson.

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. 


Founder’s Circle Sponsors / The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger

Presenting Sponsor / JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Principal Supporters / Regen Projects and White Cube

Nasher Prize Month Sponsors / National Endowment for the Arts and The Donna Wilhelm Family Fund

Presenting Media Partner / Belo Media Group

Media Partners / KERA’s Art & Seek and PaperCity

Public Transportation Partner / Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

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