In-person and open to the public. $5 for Members and students. $10 for non-members. Spaces are limited. Advance registration required.
Artist Mary Miss’s commissioned installation, Stream Trace: Dallas Branch Crossing (2023), is a site-specific sculpture that follows the path of a buried stream passing beneath Nasher Sculpture Center. The artwork, a series of reflective X’s on stakes, originates within the garden walls of the museum and extends into area neighborhoods through participatory walks.
Dallas-based artists, writers, historians, and scientists will lead walking tours that loosely follow the original path of the Dallas Branch–a small stream that was encased in concrete and built over sometime in the early 20th century. The Dallas Branch originates in the present-day neighborhood of Uptown Dallas and outfalls at the Trinity River in the Design District. Participants in each walk will have the option to walk from the Nasher Sculpture Center toward the Dallas Branch’s origin point or from the Nasher toward the outfall near the Trinity River.
Each tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. Participants are encouraged to bring a bicycle, use public transportation, or arrange a ride if they need to return to a vehicle at the walk’s point of origin. This is a rain or shine event, but may be cancelled in the case of extreme or threatening weather.
Register for Group A: Nasher to Uptown
Originating at Nasher Sculpture Center, ending in Uptown near Greenwood Cemetery
Walking distance approximately 1.5 miles
Register for Group B: Nasher to Design District
Originating at Nasher Sculpture Center, ending in Design District near Riverfront and Payne
Walking distance approximately 3 miles
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Groundswell: Women of Land Art is made possible by leading support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, and the Jean Baptiste “Tad” Adoue, III Fund of The Dallas Foundation. Generous support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by Joanne Bober, Humanities Texas, Ann and Chris Mahowald, Leigh Rinearson, the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District (DTPID), and Susan Inglett.