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James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyscape, Houston
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This is a fun excuse to visit the pretty campus of Rice University, and enjoy some immersive art combined with a sunset or sunrise. The light show and music are subtle and calm, so do not expect laser... read more »
We actually missed the experience (NOTE: You need a reservation; and, it is closed Tuesday's) but toured the installation with the help of a Rice University student. The woman--who hails from Singapor... read more »
Prepare to be amazed. Get there with enough time to find the spot of your choice. The experience could vary depending on where you sit.
If you haven't checked this out once in your life, you should! The pictures are amazing. The vibe is suppose to help you feel zen-like and even for you to meditate, but sometimes parents bring their children that will occasionally run around and make noise. There is a student volunteer that is there to answer any questions and before the twilight begins, she gives a brief intro. You aren't suppose to take photos underneath the skyspace, but you are encouraged to photos of the lights changing once you've exited the skyspace.
James Turrell really is a genius. Part of his Skypace series
The idea is a good one but I was expecting something much more impressive. There should've been music of some sort to go with the lights changing color or they should've told you to bring headphones and your own music. Also the lights changed color so slowly that you didn't notice the change.
Nice spot and a very cool building. But the "lightshow" nah...
Love love love this experience. Poetic and community-oriented. Only problem I have is they haven't maintained the installation. Lots of rust and grime is piling up on the roof of the building which makes it look dingy. Other than that, I will always love to come here for some quiet in the bustling city. Pro-tip: You can park on campus with your flashers on. Or just take the rail in.
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