Famed American artist James Turrell may not have guessed that his "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace would be a veritable classroom for youngsters, but this outdoor art installation is a great space for conversations with kids about colors, shapes, and even numbers.
Located at the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion at Rice University, Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace looks, at first glance, like something from outer space. The two-level pyramidal structure with an opening in its roof sits on an immaculately manicured hill near the Shepherd School of Music. It's an architectural sight to behold on its own, but the real magic happens at sunrise and sunset. Well, about 40 minutes before sunrise, and about 8-10 minutes before sunset, to be precise. During these times, a mesmerizing light show takes place as LED light is projected onto the roof of the Skyspace.