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James Turrell: The Light Inside

MFAH ~ James Turrell: The Light Inside:

Concentrating on the Museum's extraordinary collection of work by American artist James Turrell (b. 1943), this presentation makes many of the artist’s installations accessible to the public for the first time. At the conceptual core of the exhibition is The Light Inside, which is permanently installed at the MFAH in the underground Wilson Tunnel. Also included is Vertical Vintage, a grouping of a dozen light-based installations that allow visitors to test the limits of their perception, study the play of illusion, and witness how light shapes space.

MFAH ~ Happy Hour Thursday (6:00PM-8:00PM):

Grab a drink at the cash bar, enjoy beats from a local DJ, and satisfy your hunger with delicious food-truck bites from Ladybird Food Truck! (Cash Only)

Rice University ~ James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace (8:26PM):

Located adjacent to the Shepherd School of Music on the Rice University campus is James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany skyspace. The pyramidal structure accommodates 120 people between two levels. Twilight Epiphany is acoustically engineered to host musical performances and to act as a laboratory for music school students. The structure is equipped with an LED light sequence that projects onto the ceiling and through an aperture in the 72-foot square knife-edge roof just before sunrise and at sunset.

THIS EVENT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM OUR USUAL THURSDAY NIGHT MUSEUM VISIT.  PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY.

WE ARE VISITING TO SEE THE TURRELL EXHIBIT AND TO JOIN THE SINGLE WINE-OS MEETUP GROUP FOR HAPPY HOUR.  AFTERWARDS, WE WILL BE GOING TO RICE UNIVERSITY TO SEE THE SKYSPACE.

MFAH:

IN ORDER TO VISIT THE TURRELL EXHIBIT, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED.

I HAVE MADE LIMITED RESERVATIONS FOR US FOR THE 6:00PM, 7:00PM AND 7:30PM TIME SLOTS.  IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE A RESERVATION AT THIS POINT, DON'T PANIC.

Even though the exhibit is in the Law Building, we will be gathering by the bench near the Gift Shop entrance inside the Beck Building (look for the green tiara).  There are several buildings associated with the museum.  Please be sure that you are in the Beck Building.

WE WILL DO QUICK INTRODUCTIONS AND THEN I WILL WALK THE 6:00PM PEOPLE OVER TO THE EXHIBIT AREA.  I AM NOT GOING INTO THE EXHIBIT SO IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS YOU CAN FIND ME AT HAPPY HOUR (WEARING BLACK/WHITE/RED DRESS).

THOSE WANTING TO GO TO THE SKYSPACE WILL TAKE THE 6:00PM TIME SLOTS.  THOSE WHO ARE NOT GOING TO THE SKYSPACE WILL HAVE THE 7:00PM AND 7:30PM TIME SLOTS.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION, YOU CAN TAKE YOUR CHANCES FOR ANY OF THE TIME SLOTS.

SOME OF US WILL GO TO THE EXHIBIT FIRST THEN HAPPY HOUR.  SOME OF US WILL GO TO HAPPY HOUR FIRST THEN TO THE EXHIBIT.

General admission is free on Thursdays.

Free parking is available in four surface lots north of the Law Building. Two are along Main Street: one at Bissonnet, one at Oakdale; and two are off Montrose Boulevard: one at the Glassell Studio School and one at the Glassell Junior School.

Garage parking is available for $6.00 with proof of museum admission. The entrance is on Binz, marked by a large, yellow arrow.

SKYSPACE:

IN ORDER TO VISIT THE SKYSPACE, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL RESERVATION ON YOUR OWN.  CLICK THE SKYSPACE LINK BELOW.  CLICK VISIT.  UNDER THURS 27 JUN, CLICK RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR SUNSET ONLY.  SCROLL DOWN AND YOU WILL SEE WHERE YOU ENTER YOUR INFORMATION AND CLICK RESERVE.  YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION AS LONG AS YOU CAN ACCESS IT FROM YOUR PHONE WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.  THE LIGHT SEQUENCE WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY 40 MINUTES.

YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION WILL PROVIDE PARKING INFORMATION.

WE WILL GATHER IN FRONT OF THE SHEPHERD SCHOOL OF MUSIC BEFORE GOING INSIDE.

SINCE I DO NOT DRIVE, I WILL BE TAKING THE METRORAIL TRAIN TO THE SKYSPACE.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO WITH ME, PLEASE MEET ME BY THE BENCH NEAR THE GIFT SHOP ENTRANCE IN THE BECK BUILDING AT 7:45PM.  TRAIN TICKETS ARE $1.25.  YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR WALKING SHOES AS MODERATE WALKING IS INVOLVED THROUGH THE CAMPUS.  YES, I WILL BRING EVERYONE BACK TO THE MUSEUM.

This event is in cooperation with the Single Wine-Os Meetup Group.

skyspace.rice.edu

mfah.org

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  • Carolyn

    Enjoyed Rice Skyscape VERY MUCH! The Light Inside...not really my cup of tea!

    July 8, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Fabulous! Thanks for your help, Kathleen!

    July 8, 2013

  • Kathleen C.

    Special thanks to Scott for suggesting a double-group event, and special thanks to Larry for helping me secure enough reservations to accommodate everyone.

    2 · June 30, 2013

  • Marla E

    I second that emotion, Darlene! Thank you, Diane, for narrating and I'm looking forward to your pictures. =)

    June 27, 2013

  • Darlene

    The best part of the exhibit was Skyscape at Rice University--a remarkable experience. Go in the evening!

    1 · June 27, 2013

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