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Experience James Turrell's Latest 'Skyspace' at UT

Over the past quarter century or so, renowned artist James Turrell has created dozens of experiential artworks known as Skyspaces around the world. They're rooms designed to give viewers an uncorrupted view of the sky -- just the sky, with no horizons, buildings, or trees visible to get between viewer and sky.

Turrell's first Skyspace was opened in Queens, NY, in 1986; since then, Skyspaces have been built across the US, as well as in the UK, Israel, Australia, and myriad other locations. His latest Skyspace, called The Color Inside, is part of Landmarks, UT Austin’s public art program.

It's now open to the public at its permanent home in the rooftop garden of the Austin Student Activity Center at 2201 Speedway.

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