The Color Inside to Reopen Valentine's Day

01 February 2022

The Color Inside to Reopen Valentine's Day

Landmarks announced today the reopening of James Turrell’s Skyspace, The Color Inside.

Shuttered since March 2020 in response to the pandemic and for necessary conservation and maintenance, the installation will reopen to the public on February 14. Companion programs, including the popular Songs in the Skyspace music series, will resume on February 20. Reservations to visit the Skyspace are required and can be made online beginning today.

A unique cultural gem, The Color Inside is a freestanding, naked-eye observatory located in the heart of campus. A pre-programmed light sequence fills the space with brilliant washes of color each sunrise and sunset. Through Turrell’s masterful manipulation of light, the sequences cause the sky to appear in unimaginable hues. The Skyspace is among Austin’s most celebrated destinations and visited by more than 75,000 people each year.

Songs in the Skyspace, Landmarks’ monthly music series, will resume on February 20 with a performance by classical guitarist Justice Phillips. Hosted inside the Skyspace, the series features performers from across musical genres, representing a diverse mix of voices and instruments and a unique way to engage with Turrell’s elegant light sequence. Find out more about this year’s performers on the program’s page.

The Skyspace is free and open to all, but free reservations are required. Visitors may book tickets online at beginning February 1.

Landmarks thanks KMFA 89.5, Austin’s independent classical station, for their support of this program.