A Century of Modern Sculpture

The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection

June 28, 1987 – February 15, 1988

East Building


Overview: More than 70 works from Auguste Rodin to Jonathan Borofsky were selected from the collection of 20th-century sculpture assembled by the Nashers over a period of 20 years for their home in Dallas, Texas, and for installation at a Dallas shopping center and office complex. The exhibition was installed in public spaces on 3 levels in the East Building.

Organization: The exhibition was coordinated by Nan Rosenthal, curator of 20th-century art. Gaillard Ravenel, Mark Leithauser, and Rosenthal selected the works for the National Gallery. Ravenel and Leithauser designed the exhibition, Gordon Anson designed the lighting, and Don Hand designed the plantings for the National Gallery to resemble a sculpture garden.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by Northern Telecom.

Image: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound, 1914, marble, Gift from the Collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher, 2009.72.1

Attendance: 1,138,445

Catalog: A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, edited by Steven A. Nash. Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1987.

Brochure: A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1987.

Other Venues: Dallas Museum of Art, April 5–May 31, 1987