Nasher Prize Celebration Month 2018

March 6, 2018

Join us at the Nasher for a month-long celebration of our 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate, Theaster Gates, featuring public events, and educational opportunities including family activities, student workshops, learning resources and transportation funding for school tours.

Nasher Prize Celebration Month Programs and Events

School Tours

Free guided and self-guided tours for K-12, college and adult groups featuring themes related to the work of the 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate, Theaster Gates.

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Transportation Scholarships

Bus reimbursement funds are available for schools who visit during Nasher Prize Celebration Month.

Learning Resources for Students and Families

Available February 2018, the Nasher will offer bilingual educational guides on the work of the Theaster Gates for families and student groups.
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Spring Break at the Nasher

March 13 – 18, 2018
Nasher Sculpture Center
FREE admission 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a week of free admission at the Nasher. Investigate big ideas from our Nasher Prize Laureate, Theaster Gates, through family-friendly resources and hands-on activities.
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Student-Centered ‘Zine

Submission period January 1 – February 11, 2018
Open to students ages 14 - 22

Students from around the world are invited to submit artistic work inspired by artist Theaster Gates for publication in ‘zine format. Submissions may include original visual art and photography, poetry, creative essays or musical compositions. Selected submissions will be compiled by Nasher Staff and presented in limited-run print and digital formats to be shared with local and international students.
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Student-Centered Festival

March 25, 2018 / 1 – 4 p.m.
Free admission 11 a.m. –  5 p.m. 

In celebration of the launch of a student-created ‘zine, the Nasher will host an afternoon featuring music, interactive projects, and student poetry inspired by themes in the work of Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates. 

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Graduate Symposium

April 5, 2018 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Open to the public. Free admission with RSVP.

Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, this symposium offers students a chance to take the Nasher Prize Laureate’s 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.
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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Juror Conversation

April 6, 2018 / 11 a.m. 
Dallas Museum of Art

Members of the 2018 Nasher Prize jury describe the process leading up to the selection of the 2018 Laureate.

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Nasher Prize Dialogues: Laureate Town Hall

April 6 / 2 p.m.
AT&T Performing Arts Center Wyly Theatre
Open to the public. Free admission with RSVP.

2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates will present a public lecture on his artistic philosophy and practice.



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