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James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace opens today at Rice University

James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace - Courtesy of Rice University
James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace - Courtesy of Rice University

The highly anticipated “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace, designed by American artist James Turrell, will open to the public today with a sunset light show. The abstract pyramidal structure complements the natural light present at sunrise and sunset, creating a mesmerizing light show that connects the beauty of the natural world with the surrounding campus. This experience is enhanced by an LED light performance that projects onto the 72-by-72-foot thin white roof, which offers views to the sky through a 14-by-14-foot opening. Additionally, the Turrell Skyspace is acoustically engineered for musical performances and serves as a laboratory for music school students, as it stands adjacent to the Shepher School of Music on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas. David Leebron, Rice University President: “The campus has to play its role in inspiring our students.” Continue after the break to watch a sneak preview of the Turrell Skyspace light show.

Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace opens today at Rice University " 14 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/244747/james-turrells-twilight-epiphany-skyspace-opens-today-at-rice-university/>