February 2, 2023

After a summer closure, Turrell Skyspace “The Color Inside” re-opens


After being closed for the summer, the James Turrell’s Skyspace, “The Color Inside,” at the University of Texas, will reopen Aug. 22.

Landmarks, the university public art program, had to close the installation because of the limited summer schedule at the William C. Powers Student Activity Center, where the work is sited on the rooftop.

With its re-opening, the popular monthly program Songs in the Skyspace, will resume Aug. 28 with a performance by violinist Shawn LeSure. There’s also a new wellness series launching in November featuring sound bath meditations.

Turrell’s 84th Skyspace, “The Color Inside,’ in an intimate open-air observatory where visitors can view the sky through an oval oculus. Optimal viewing times to experience Turrell’s art are at sunrise and sunset, during light sequences that last about an hour. At other times of the day, the Skyspace offers a quiet, contemplative space.

Free reservations are required and can be made at

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