Members’ Private View: James Turrell

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Members’ Private View: James Turrell

Friday, June 21, 2013 @ 6 pm

Please join us for the members’ private view of James Turrell. This exhibition is James Turrell’s first in a New York museum since 1980, and focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture—its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space—as one of Turrell’s Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus Roden Crater (1976– ).

(Family Hour: 6–7:30 pm)

Become a member today and enjoy this unique opportunity to see the museum and attend many other exclusive events.