Stream Trace Walk Led by Cynthia Mulcahy and Tamara Johnson with Trey Burns
November 12, 2023 at 2pm
Nasher Sculpture Center
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 – Cynthia Mulcahy
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 – Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns
Originating at Nasher Sculpture Center, ending in Design District near Riverfront and Payne
Walking distance approximately 3 miles
If the event you wish to attend is sold out, you may add your name to the waiting list here.
About Cynthia Mulcahy
Cynthia Mulcahy is a Dallas-based conceptual artist and independent curator. Her intermedia works range from large-scale public interventions to small quiet gestures and often defy categorization. Be it a community square dance, farming as street theater, historical markers for public parks created during Jim Crow, or an evening of musical performances to recognize a city park’s forgotten history, Mulcahy’s research-driven practice reflects her training as an historian and often begins in the archive or in her community with a desire to re-investigate the historical record for the present moment. Questioning the divisions between various forms of art-related practice, the artist’s work also promotes the concept and practice of art as activism. Mulcahy’s commitment to platforming the work of others through organizing exhibitions has focused on pressing contemporary subjects such as modern warfare and American militarism. Cynthia Mulcahy’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, NPR, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and Glasstire. The artist is represented by Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
About Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns
Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns are artists, curators, and educators living and working in Dallas, TX. In 2018, they started Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization providing space and support for experimental and large-scale outdoor works by diverse contemporary voices. Sweet Pass has received grants from the Nasher Sculpture Center, the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture, and The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) and recently, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Arts Project Grant for their education and exhibition program, Sculpture School.