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[Museum of Fine Arts, Houston] MFAH’s James Turrell acquisition adds to Houston’s bounty | Houston Art | via 29-95.com
Bonus: “Rice University has commissioned a [Turrell] skyspace for its campus following a multimillion-dollar gift from alumna Suzanne Deal Booth.”
Related: Earlier post about the Turrell skyspace in Houston’s Live Oak Friends Meeting House.
Update: Info from today, March 18, via The Rice Thresher, Rice University’s newspaper: The $6-million skyspace “will be situated on a raised grass hill so that people will be able to walk through it into a covered tunnel inside, where there will be space for 30 to 40 people to sit on benches. The second floor will have standing room for 60 to 70 people, along with a panel in the ceiling to display the sky and frame an LED display for shows at sunrise and sunset. The skyspace will be outfitted for musical performances by small ensembles.” The installation is expected to be completed by December.

[Museum of Fine Arts, Houston] MFAH’s James Turrell acquisition adds to Houston’s bounty | Houston Art | via 29-95.com

Bonus: “Rice University has commissioned a [Turrell] skyspace for its campus following a multimillion-dollar gift from alumna Suzanne Deal Booth.”

Related: Earlier post about the Turrell skyspace in Houston’s Live Oak Friends Meeting House.

Update: Info from today, March 18, via The Rice Thresher, Rice University’s newspaper: The $6-million skyspace “will be situated on a raised grass hill so that people will be able to walk through it into a covered tunnel inside, where there will be space for 30 to 40 people to sit on benches. The second floor will have standing room for 60 to 70 people, along with a panel in the ceiling to display the sky and frame an LED display for shows at sunrise and sunset. The skyspace will be outfitted for musical performances by small ensembles.” The installation is expected to be completed by December.

One of my FAVORITE places in Houston reopens tonight …
From Douglas Britt in the Houston Chronicle:
 

"On a recent Sunday morning, members of the Live Oak Friends Meeting, a community of Quakers based in the Heights, saw something they hadn’t seen in more than two years: the sky as viewed through a 12-foot square window in the roof of their unassuming meeting house on West 26th. 
 "Created by James Turrell — one of the most important artists to pioneer the use of light as a medium, and himself a Quaker — the Skyspace is designed to allow viewers to experience what Turrell has called “a light that inhabits space, so that you feel light to be physically present.”
"Damage to the building’s retractable roofing system obliged members to close the Skyspace for viewing until repairs that turned out to be more extensive than originally anticipated could be completed. 
Philip Koch of the Friends volunteer committee says: “If you’ve not been to the building — if you’ve not experienced (the Skyspace) — this is something you have to see. It’s extraordinary.”

Illuminating the spirit in Quaker meeting space — from Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

One of my FAVORITE places in Houston reopens tonight …

From Douglas Britt in the Houston Chronicle:

"On a recent Sunday morning, members of the Live Oak Friends Meeting, a community of Quakers based in the Heights, saw something they hadn’t seen in more than two years: the sky as viewed through a 12-foot square window in the roof of their unassuming meeting house on West 26th. 

 "Created by James Turrell — one of the most important artists to pioneer the use of light as a medium, and himself a Quaker — the Skyspace is designed to allow viewers to experience what Turrell has called “a light that inhabits space, so that you feel light to be physically present.”

"Damage to the building’s retractable roofing system obliged members to close the Skyspace for viewing until repairs that turned out to be more extensive than originally anticipated could be completed. 

Philip Koch of the Friends volunteer committee says: “If you’ve not been to the building — if you’ve not experienced (the Skyspace) — this is something you have to see. It’s extraordinary.”

Illuminating the spirit in Quaker meeting space — from Chron.com - Houston Chronicle