Past 2018 Programs
March 6, 2018
In conjunction with the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Nasher Prize, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will host a public panel discussion on March 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Nasher Prize Dialogues: Sculpture + History will look to the ways in which artists work with documents, found and archived materials, and research to create sculptural work that considers particularly potent historic moments and issues, as well as the current political climate. Taking place in Dallas, a city marked profoundly by the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and racial inequality, Nasher Prize Dialogues: Sculpture + History will consider the complex ways in which sculpture tackles the past. Panelists will include Chilean-born, New York-based artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar; artist and recent recipient of the Calder Prize Jill Magid (New York); artist and educator Paul Ramirez Jonas (New York), and Dallas-based artist lauren woods. The conversation will be moderated by Ben Davis, national art critic for artnet News. The discussion is part of Nasher Prize Dialogues, the discursive platform of the Nasher Prize, the annual international prize for a living artist in recognition of a body of work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture. Previous international Nasher Prize Dialogues programs include “The Public Place of Sculpture” at Museo Jumex, Mexico City; “The Work of Sculpture in the Age of Digital Production” at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin; and “Why Sculpture Now?” at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, in partnership with the Henry Moore Foundation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Paid parking is conveniently located adjacent to the Museum. Reserve your free tickets now at http://bit.ly/2ENZkHU
March 12, 2018
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will host a community conversation about The Great Society on March 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m in conjunction with the Dallas Theater Center. The Great Society, the second part of Robert Schenkkan’s epic theatrical event that began with All the Way in 2016, continues the story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s turbulent presidency. While fighting a “war on poverty” at home, an increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam and powerful political enemies, Johnson fights to pass civil rights legislation and some of America’s most important social programs. Panelists in this conversation about power, morality and change include: Robert Schenkkan – The Great Society playwright Robert Schenkkan is a winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award and is a three-time Emmy nominee. Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney – Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney is Associate Professor of History and Interim Director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas, Arlington. Lee Cullum – Host of CEO, KERA’s original monthly series of interviews with North Texas business leaders, Lee Cullum is a Dallas Morning News contributor and longtime veteran journalist The conversation will be moderated by Kevin Moriarty, Dallas Theater Center Enloe/Rose Artistic Director. A co-production with Houston’s Alley Theatre, The Great Society is being performed at the Wyly Theatre from March 9 through April 1, 2018. Reserve your free tickets now at http://www.dallastheatercenter.org/rsvp.php Paid parking is conveniently located adjacent to the Museum. Photo credit: Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson. LBJ Library photo taken on 12/3/1963 by Yoichi Okamoto in the Oval Office at the White House, W28-12.