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Colors!! Spectacular

Great for a little meditation and relaxing time! This spectacle is amazing! You appreciate the... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
MonicaM7513
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Feel like you are on another Planet/World

Enjoy this Predawn and Sunset, Automated work of Art on the Rice University Campus. Marvel at the... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
genoacowboy
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Neat concept, but ultimately disappointing. The web site and other reviews really hype this spot. But find it was quite overrated. Light effects were a simply cycling of different colours, little different than you might have enjoyed in the plane.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Great for a little meditation and relaxing time! This spectacle is amazing! You appreciate the colors at the same time as the sun is going down. A nice way to end your day!

Thank MonicaM7513
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Enjoy this Predawn and Sunset, Automated work of Art on the Rice University Campus. Marvel at the light show timed with the Sunrise and Sunset. Be prepared to get up early or stay a bit late for this fabulous Art Light show. Get there early...More

Thank genoacowboy
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Full disclosure: I am an art historian AND a skeptic. I'd read a lot about James Turrell's works and their sublime effects on viewers; I didn't believe that the work could live up to the hype. I made a reservation online and arrived early for...More

Thank Erin2B
Reviewed February 4, 2018

This special art piece becomes an art piece during two short times a day: sunrise and sunset. It is the artist's intent that the place is art during these two times of day, the rest of the time it is still worth a visit. Parking...More

Thank LAsharky
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Located in the middle of gorgeously green Rice University, this is an art space that welcomes visitors to enter and be seated on either of two levels. Both levels have plain bench surfaces that allow one to lean back and enjoy silence (it is far...More

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

James Turrell is a wonderful artist whose explorations of light are always interesting and often moving. Come here in the early evening as the sky is changing and get a great new perspective. This is one of the those hidden gems so there's rarely a...More

Thank davemh333
Reviewed June 26, 2017

James Terrell's amazing light sculpture is something not to miss in Houston. You need to make reservations to get a seat and experience it from the inside.

Thank Sara O
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Very unique and experience. It was very peaceful and quiet. Many people were in attendance. All were very polite and recognized personal space.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed April 19, 2017

We went in the middle of the day and it was still very interesting. Great place to walk to and relax for a little while. Lots of shaded space. Nearby parking is available just in front of the Music School. The Skyscape is just behind.

Thank mikel12323
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Same here, no game, and i was there during the day.
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