Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, Texas)

Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the exhibition, study, and preservation of modern sculpture & contemporary sculpture.  "The collection – which numbers more than three hundred sculptures together with twentieth-century paintings and drawings – rotate in thematic installations throughout the Center’s seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000 ft2 building ... and a spacious garden."  ~ http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Nasher Sculpture Center & Dallas Museum of Art are just across each other and a combined ticket can be purchased.  The few photos below are only from the Center since clicking pictures in the vast 4-story Museum of Art was not allowed.  I did not note descriptions of all the pieces, so you'll just have to guess what it's about...

Keep guessing ...  :-)
Explanation by the artist about these bronze statues:  As a child in Poland during World War II, Magdalena Abakanowicz (name of the artist) lived through the German and Soviet invasions, experiencing firsthand the horrors perpetrated by dehumanized masses under the sway of evil leadership. Frequently addressing the theme of the crowd in her sculpture, she has said "A crowd is the most cruel because it begins to act like a brainless organism." From a distance, the thirty six over-life-size figures of Bronze Crowd look identical, but a closer view reveals their individuality. The spaces between figures become as important to the overall composition as the figures themselves. Viewers can walk between and among the figures, penetrating the imposing solidarity of the group and, simultaneously, stepping into the profoundly solitary experience of being alone in a crowd.
Keep guessing ...  :-)
People... Stoned People ... :P
Keep guessing ...  :-)
Huma Bhabha from Pakistan built this in 2007 and named it "The Orientalist"
This room is filled with some 9,000 golden-colored balloons to a height of about 8 feet.  We can walk inside the room amidst the balloons (not meant for a claustrophobic!) and it's supposed to give a feel of about half the volume of air in space ... :D
I don't know what's so great about this. But then you know, anything in a museum becomes at attraction :D
A naked woman, what else?!
A naked man, what else?!
Large Seated Nude
It's a pity they don't allow photos inside. The 4-story museum has good collection of artifacts from all parts of the world.

Both the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art are good to visit, especially if you are interested in history of art as well as abstract art; modern, contemporary, or whatever.  I went there with a friend, because my hubby is least interested in this stuff!
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