James Turrell in Houston (2016)

I was in Houston in January to see the Mark Rothko show at the Museum of Fine Arts. One way to get from one of the MFA’s buildings to the other is through a tunnel/hallway in which there is an extraordinary Turrell installation.


After spending a good bit of the day at the MFA, we walked over to the Rice University campus and visited Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace in which the center of the two-story structure in open to the darkening sky. Light is projected onto the interior walls and ceiling in a changing array of rainbow colors. The effect is quite magical. The montage below was shot with my iPhone from where I was seated.