Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger are having a very, very busy day. Just after 1 p.m., they announced at the Nasher Sculpture Center the creation of the Nasher Prize for sculpture that will reward “a living artist in recognition of the art form” with a $100,000 prize annually.
Before the media, who gathered at the Nasher for the press conference, had even had time to text out word, a release arrived from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra that Nancy and David had presented a $5M gift to the DSO. Instead of a major thank you note, the DSO is renaming “The Soluna International Music and Arts Festival” to “The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Soluna International Music and Arts Festival.”
But the twosome wasn’t finished with the day’s agenda. This evening they’ll be at Klyde Warren Park to receive AIA Dallas’ Honorary AIA Dallas Membership for having “rendered extraordinary and valuable service within the Dallas area and having conspicuously upheld AIA’s aims.”
Gee, they’re gonna be tuckered out.