How the Guggenheim Built the Cone Structure for James Turrell’s Aten Reign


Check out the video on featuring Turrell’s Aten Reign:

Nine Turrell pieces to be featured at Mass MoCA

“Lifting the veil on Mass MoCA’s expansion” by Malcolm Gay

Read this interesting Boston Globe article on Building 6 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, which will house nine pieces by Turrell.

The whole room, [Joseph C. Thompson] explained, should feel “like the inside of a cloud — nothing but light. There’s an immense amount of work that goes into making it look like nothing’s there.”



2017 Turrell Skyspace Openings Begin Sunday, March 12

The first Skyspace opening of our new season is a dawn opening at the luxuriously late start time of 6:26am on Sunday, March 12! That’s 50 minutes before sunrise (at 7:16am). If you’ve never been to a dawn Skyspace opening, you owe yourself this treat to start your Sunday sublimely. But if you oversleep you have another chance Sunday evening, when the Skyspace opening starts at 7:04pm (and runs for 50 minutes). Please register for either of these, or for any future openings, on our Brown Paper Tickets page; click Register for the drop-down list of dates and times, now complete through spring and summer.

Special Dawn Opening on Easter Sunday (April 16)

Our pattern for dawn openings is usually First Sundays, 50 minutes before dawn. We’re breaking that pattern in April for a dawn opening at 5:32am on the Second Sunday because it’s Easter Sunday. As always, register on our Brown Paper Tickets page to let us know you’re coming. The other openings in April follow the normal pattern (First Friday evening; every Sunday evening).

And of course we always remind you that whether we open the roof or not depends on the weather, specifically precipitation and temperature. Any likelihood of precipitation greater than 10% or an outdoor temperature below 40ºF means that we run James Turrell’s beautiful “closed loop” instead.

We look forward to seeing you at Skyspace openings this spring and summer. And please, forward this message to a friend who has never experienced our Skyspace!

The Chestnut Hill Skyspace Committee

Jasper Quartet Concert Series, February 2017

The Jasper String Quartet presented the second of four concerts at CHFM on February 23.
This series featured the following musical pieces:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  |  Quartet in D major, K. 575
*Samuel Barber  |  Quartet Op. 11, “Adagio”
Ludwig van Beethoven  |  Quartet in B flat major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge

The third concert in the series will take place on March 16 at 7:30pm.

Pieces to be performed include:

Franz Schubert  |  Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703
*Aaron Jay Kernis  |  Quartet No. 1, “musica celestis”
Antonin Dvorak  |  Quartet in F major, Op. 96 “American”

Admission is free with a suggested donation of $20.  For more information, visit

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