James Turrell at The Guggenheim

Posted by The G on August 12, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G. Art by James Turrell.

James Turrell at Guggenheim

James Turrell at Guggenheim

The phrase “pictures don’t do it justice” apply in spades when it comes to the exhibit by James Turrell at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.  Ironically, at the exhibit, you are not allowed to take photos, but luckily for bloggers like myself that just want to give a museum free press, their security Nazis spend a lot of time texting!  At the Guggenheim, the cone shaped building  has been transformed.  Where you would normally be able  to look up or look down into the rotunda along the edges of the spiral, it has been covered with a thin mesh-like material that serves as a screen that reflects light and color.  What you end up seeing are images like these pictures (however, the color changes every few minutes, so you pretty much see every shade of the rainbow).  While these oval shaped colors look flat, they are instead representing a floor of the museum!  You’ll want to stare at it for hours and luckily, the rotunda has 2 nice viewing sections at the base of the spiral, or if you are feeling extra adventurous, you can lay on the floor and look up.

James Turrell at Guggenheim 2

James Turrell at Guggenheim

James Turrell at the Guggenheim only runs through September 25, 2013, so make sure you don’t miss this really cool exhibit!

The Guggenheim is located at 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street in New York.

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  • Gail said,

    You got two very nice pics! Loved this exhibit!