The Way of Color is a “Skyspace,” a site-specific art installation designed by world-renowned artist James Turrell. Located on the scenic hillside where the Art Trail meets the City of Bentonville’s Crystal Bridges Trail, the Skyspace is a naked-eye viewing chamber that allows guests to view the sky through a round oculus in the roof. During daylight hours the Skyspace offers a place of quiet contemplation. Each morning and evening, in conjunction with sunrise and sunset, a programmed LED light display occurs inside the Skyspace. Changing colors against the Skyspace ceiling cause changes in our perception of the color of the sky viewed through the oculus.
The Skyspace is open for viewing every evening for the sunset display, and one morning a month for the sunrise display. Each takes about 40 minutes. Seating is first-come, first-served. See our calendar for scheduled sunrise viewings.
The Way of Color 2009 Stone, concrete, stainless steel, and LED lighting 228 x 652 in. (579.1 x 1656.1 cm) © James Turrell. Photography by Timothy Hursley