Skyspace: The Way of Color

Skyspace: The Way of Color by James Turrell

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.
Skyspace: The Way of Color by James Turrell
Skyspace: The Way of Color by James Turrell
Skyspace: The Way of Color by James Turrell

The Skyspace is open at 5 a.m. every morning for sunrise viewings, and every evening for the sunset display. Each takes about 40 minutes. Seating is first-come, first-served. See our calendar for special Skyspace viewings, facilitated by guest speakers.

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