Stargaze In Wonderment At The Twilight Epiphany Skyscape In Houston

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Stargaze In Wonderment At The Twilight Epiphany Skyscape In Houston

At James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyscape in Houston, sunset and sunrise are otherworldly experiences.

The rise and setting of the sun are spectacles all on their own: captivating natural phenomena that imbue us with feelings of wonder, awe, and romance. At the James Turrells’ Twilight Epiphany installation, you’ll see the sky in entirely new colors. [Featured image: @thevuvobandit]

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Two levels of steel, concrete, and stone beset under a slate-like canvas roof compose the Twilight Epiphany installation. At the top of the pyramidical structure is a square aperture that opens up to the sky. During sunrise and sunset, the installation projects LED lights onto the ceiling that suffuse the portal’s border with a composed sequence of hues. Simplistic in form, the color sequence harmonizes with nature in light, time, and movement in a display of pure beauty.

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Each sequence lasts around 40 minutes. Two sequences occur every day, except for Tuesday, at sunrise and sunset. Visitors are asked to arrive 15 minutes ahead of each sequence; the sunrise sequence begins 40 minutes before sunrise; the sunset sequence begins 10 minutes prior.

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The installation is free, open to the public, and requires no reservation. Walk in, grab a spot, and look up toward the sky.


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