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 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
Stone, concrete, stainless steel, and LED lighting
228 x 652 in. (579.1 x 1656.1 cm)
© James Turrell. Photography by Timothy Hursley