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  • Wed

    Rice University Art Walk

    5:15 pmTurrell's "Skyspace" (Map)
    Program events

    On Wednesday, October 7, Visual Arts Alliance invites Houstonians to take a free tour of the public art collection on the Rice University campus. The one-hour art walk begins at 5:15 p.m. and will be followed by attendance at the sunset light show at James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. The art walk will depart from the Twilight Epiphany, which is located directly behind the Shepherd School of Music.

    The art walk will showcase pieces from Rice University’s public art collection, including:

    • James Surls’ The Tree, The Knot, Flower and Me. 2009
    • Jaume Plensa’s Mirror. 2011
    • Charles Mary Kubricht’s Paramuseum: Environmental Exigencies.2010
    • Geoffrey Dashwood’s Monumental Barn Owl.2009
    • Jim Love’s Jack. 1972
    • Aurora Robson’s Lift. 2009
    • Michael Heizer’s 45’, 90”, 180”.1984. (Time permitting.)


    The art walk will conclude in time for guests to attend the 6:30 p.m. sunset light show at the Skyspace. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required to attend the Skyspace light show. Reservations can be made, beginning Wednesday, September 23 at The light show will end at approximately 7:10 p.m.

    Guests are advised to wear suitable clothing for the weather, walking shoes and possibly bring bug spray. A snack and water bottle will be provided to attendees. Rain date is Wednesday, October 14.

    Parking is available in West Lot 1, off Stockton near University Boulevard, in front of the Shepherd School of Music. There is a fee for parking. Guests should walk directly through the Shepherd School, exiting with the Skyspace structure in view.