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Concentrating on the museum's extraordinary collection of work by American artist James Turrell (born 1943), this retrospective makes many of the artist's installations accessible to the public for the first time. At the conceptual core of the exhibition is The Light Inside, which is permanently installed in the museum's underground Wilson Tunnel.
Also included is Vertical Vintage, a grouping of a dozen light-based installations that allow visitors to test the limits of their perception, study the play of illusion and witness how light shapes space. Turrell's Mapping Spaces portfolio and related works to describe his Roden Crater project are featured as well.
The presentation has been conceived jointly by the MFAH, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Each venue presents historical and new projects by the artist during the spring and summer of 2013 to illuminate his career.
On view through Sept. 22.