Target First Saturdays and the Nasher Sculpture Center

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Last weekend, we headed to the Dallas Arts District to tour the Nasher Sculpture Center, courtesy of Target First Saturdays.

The Nerd had to work, but my sister, Jet, and her two sons were visiting from New Mexico, so they came with me and Andrew! It was such a fun day!

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The first Saturday of every month, admission is FREE to the center and there are family-friendly activities all day long.

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Each child who attends receives a gift bag with information about the center and an art scavenger hunt.

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We first went to the Cuddle on the Tightrope exhibition. My sister, Jet, took her son Benson through the exhibit.

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Here’s a little about the exhibition from the Nasher Sculpture Center’s website:

Passageways of crocheted rope transport visitors up into the space above the gallery floor, changing their perspective and relation to gravity, and nestling them in an aerie of polypropylene balls and crocheted rope. Initially taught to crochet by his grandmother and great aunt in 1994, Neto did not put the skill to use in his art until many years later. The artist now relies on a team of assistants to produce the enormous crocheted installations of recent years.

Like many of the artist’s environments, the experience of Kink is meant to be both individual and communal. In order to preserve the shared intimacy of the encounter, only five people are allowed into the structure at a time.

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How cool is that? I really wanted to walk through with Andrew, but you aren’t allowed to carry a child through the exhibit. They have to be able to walk on their own.

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We stopped for family photos with the exhibition. Here’s Jet, Hyrum and Benson!

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And me and Andrew!

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Benson was fascinated with all the ropes.

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And Hyrum loved crawling around on the mats near the beginning of the exhibition.

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Andrew did, too!

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The boys had an AWESOME time doing their art project at one of the activity stations.

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And then we went on the art scavenger hunt around the center.

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Hyrum LOVED finding and identifying the pieces of art around the center.

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He was a little creeped out by the headless men, though, haha.

Target First Saturdays is just one of many local charitable initiatives by Target. Last year, Target contributed more than $2.06 million to support the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

The Take Charge of Education program allows customers to allocate 1% of their Target REDCard and Target Check Card purchases to the K-12 school of their choice. Schools benefited include Allen High School, Arlington High School and Marcus High School, just to name a few.

Target also supports local chapters of the United Way through store grants and employee contributions.

I think it’s wonderful that Target is so involved in our community. It makes me feel good about the massive amounts of money I spend there! I mean seriously… I can’t go into Target without five extra things finding their ways into my basket…

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family this summer, I highly recommend Target First Saturdays… or even a visit on a regular day to the Nasher Sculpture Center.

The next Target First Saturday is July 7 and the Cuddle on the Tightrope exhibit will be at the center until Sept. 9.


Disclaimer: Target and the Nasher Sculpture Center provided lunch for me and my family, along with some gifts during our visit. All opinions are my own.



  1. Looks like fun. I am always looking for things to do with my 22-mo son on weekend.

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