It's not often we get to walk on the art in a museum — and enjoy it without getting in trouble. So a celebration was in order when the Nasher Sculpture Center unveiled Katharina Grosse's interactive installation in the downstairs gallery, the centerpiece of her "Wunderblock" exhibition.
Guests sipped on champagne and dined on German fare — a nod to the artist's roots. But the real party happened downstairs, where art enthusiasts — Lucy and Steve Wrubel, Katie Bracht, Neal Johnston, Chela Moros, and Jessica Heckman — got down in Grosse's rainbow-hued dirt and explored the work commissioned by the Nasher.
Named for one of Grosse's childhood toys, Wunderblock is a "little template you can draw on and erase and draw on again," the artist told reporter Kendall Morgan. "You can make anything in your life a wunderthing — a wunderchair, wundercar. It's a little bit like a magic stick. It's not a sculpture, its not a painting, it's something else."
On the scene this wunderful evening: Nasher director Jeremy Strick, Kelli and Allen Questrom, Lauren Wright, Judy Cunningham, Pamela Luther, , and Jennie and Robert Merrill.