Lighten up: 5 other places in Texas to see James Turrell’s work 

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Lighten up: 5 other places in Texas to see James Turrell’s work 

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James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice University. Photo by Florian Holzherr

You don’t have to travel far to experience the work of artist James Turrell.

Possibly best known for his “skyspaces,” which he’s defined as a “round, ovular or square... aperture in the ceiling open to the sky,” but has more casually described as a “hole in the ceiling,” Turrell’s work can be found atop the Student Activity Center at UT.  

But if visiting “The Color Inside” didn’t get you your Turrell fix, here are five other works by the artist you can find in Texas:

1. Twilight Epiphany

This 2012 skyspace, located on Rice University’s campus, is open to the public and features both a sunrise and sunset light sequence.

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2. One Accord, Live Oak Friends Meeting House

This skyspace installation is located inside a Quaker meeting house in Houston. The meeting house is open every Friday before sunset for 30 minutes for viewing the installation, prayer or meditation. Private viewings can also be arranged here.

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3. The Light Inside

This installation is located at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. It is an underground tunnel that links two of the museum’s buildings and features a raised, illuminated passageway.


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4. Plato’s Eye

Chances are you’re only going to glimpse this skyspace if you’re a true, diehard Turrell fan. This installation is located in a private residence in Dallas and available for private viewing only be appointment.

5. Data in Strata

“Data in Strata” is located in the lobby of Austin’s Dimensional Fund Advisors and is described as “bands in light in travertine, glass and space.” Dimensional’s lobby is open to the public during business hours.

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