Monday, March 19, 2007

Raymond Nasher: A Life Remembered....

We are saddened by the sudden loss of Ray Nasher, a Dallas icon who was known and beloved around the world for his love of art and humanity. Mr. Nasher was first and foremost a gentleman who loved people and who possessed such a warm heart and vibrant spirit. His generosity led to the donation of his amazing sculpture and art collection to the City of Dallas, as he conceived and oversaw the design of the Nasher Sculpture Center, which has drawn art lovers worldwide. My special memories of Mr. Nasher are a private tour we bid on shortly after the Center opened, where he led our small group of family and friends through the details of the art and architecture, as seen through his vision. And last year when the Renzo Piano exhibit opened and I spied him cruising through the exhibit, he was gracious enough to stop by my luncheon in honor of Cathy Waterman, so that she could meet him. Such a loss, and such a wonderful life remembered with fondness.

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