Press Highlights

Have You Seen This Colorful Surprise on UT’s Rooftop?
The Austinot
By Kelli McDonald, 20 August 2014

When a bird flew inches above our oval cutout, some of us gasped and then laughed at our response. Our slowly changing focal point had shifted suddenly and shot us out of a relaxed, contemplative state and back to the reality that we were staring at something ever-changing, yet accessible: the sky. Read more.

Go Toward the Light: James Turrell’s The Color Inside Will Warm You Inside
Austin Monthly
By Sarah Thurmond, 01 February 2014

If you have yet to venture to The Color Inside, you’re in for a real treat. Situated on the rooftop of the Student Activity Center at the University of Texas, this “Skyspace” by artist James Turrell is part meditation room, part art installation. Read more.

Van Ryzin: Public Art Takes a Leap Forward
Austin American-Statesman
By Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, 04 January 2014

It was a single tree — a fairly average-size cedar elm that in any other Central Texas landscape wouldn’t have seemed remarkable. Read more.

CultureMap Austin
By Shelley Neuman, 24 November 2014

James Turrell’s Skyspace, The Color Inside, has found a happy home at UT’s Student Activity Center (rumor has it that the limited-audience installation atop the building, which is free but often requires advance reservations, is booked through the end of the month), and much credit for bringing the piece to campus is due to Andrée Bober, the founding director of UT’s Landmarks Program. Read more.

Texas's Love Affair with James Turrell
Texas Monthly
By Francesca Mari, 28 October 2013

“Terry Malick and James Turrell have been talking about doing a movie,” said Hiram Butler of the Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston, referring casually to the Austin director Terrence Malick. Butler, wearing a bowtie, has represented Turrell for 28 years and has been instrumental in establishing Turrell’s reputation, having sold more of Turrell’s art than anyone else—mostly to Texans. Read more.

The Color Inside: A James Turrell Skyspace at The University of Texas
By Hilary Pearson, 04 November 2013

As you approach The University of Texas at Austin’s Student Activity Center, you are immediately taken by its modern exterior – the great windows that cover the building allow light to stream through from within at any hour of the day or night. Read more.

Love Affair Between One Artist and Texas
The New York Times
By Francesca Mari, 26 October 2013

The morning before the opening of “The Color Inside” at the University of Texas, Austin, last week, James Turrell, the artist, was pushing melon around his fruit plate and holding forth on the psychology of perception. Read more.

Skygazing with James Turrell
The Austin Chronicle
By Anne Harris, 25 October 2013

We had read about artist James Turrell, the “sculptor of light,” last spring when his arresting Sunday New York Times Magazine cover story surfaced from under the pancakes. Read more.