Joseph's Coat: A Skyspace by James Turrell

July 18 – November 1, 2024
Museum of Art
Searing Wing
$10 / Free for Members

Joseph’s Coat: A Skyspace by James Turrell (2011) is a triumph of technology, engineering, and aesthetics. The Skyspace, created by internationally-renowned artist James Turrell, is a gathering place for contemplation and offers a unique experience.

At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. In doing so, the artist changes the context in which we view the sky through the 24 foot aperture in the ceiling, affecting our perception of the natural environment and the surroundings. As we gaze up at the sky we are invited to contemplate light, perception, and experience!

  • Door opens approximately 20 minutes prior to sunset
  • Program begins at sunset and lasts one hour
  • Yoga mats are encouraged
  • Dress for outdoor conditions

Joseph’s Coat: Skyspace by James Turrell made possible through the support of Peter A. Vogt Family, Robert and Beverly Koski, and Dick and Betty Watt Nimtz, with special acknowledgment to the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and to Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing.

James Turrell Joseph’s Coat, 2011 © James Turrell. Photo by Giovanni Lunardi