This field trip was amazing! I scheduled a docent tour for the current exhibit, Doris Salcedo: Plegaria Muda.
Plegaria Muda consists of long, narrow wooden tables that have been covered with a thick layer of earth held in place by a table of the same size and type turned atop it. In places, bright green blades of grass push their way through the overturned tabletop, into the light. These objects—some thirty in the Nasher’s installation—are arrayed by the artist in an irregular, mazelike grid, the narrow spaces of which the viewer traverses to experience the work as a whole. The size and proportion of the tables approximate the human body; their wooden forms remind one inescapably of coffins, and the earth interred in them in turn suggests the soil displaced from a freshly dug grave. Walking among the tables creates the impression of being in the midst of a cemetery, a place of mourning, memory, and reflection. -Nasher Sculpture Center
While we were there, there was another exhibit that absolutely blew our mind! The exhibit is by Ann Veronica Janssens. In the garden outside, there is a free standing trailer or enclosed building covered in the primary colors, red, blue and yellow. When you go into the building it's filled with artificial fog. It's almost like walking into a room that is full of color, but you can barely see your hand in front of your face. Once we walked in, I immediately found the wall and followed it all the way around.
I think the Nasher says it best, As visitors move through the pavilion, they experience not only the profound disorientation prompted by losing all points of navigational reference; as light passes through the walls and ceilings, the fog becomes radiantly suffused with their colors, changing with the movement of the viewer and the shifting light of the sky.
Below is a selfie I took while I was in the box, you can barely see me!! But It was sooooo cool. It's a must see while it's still on exhibit.