Kansas City Stargazing Stays Winning

For late night denizens of the discourse we share this peek at a bit of good news and a coming attraction.

Special thanks to Northeast News for this EXCEPTIONAL bit of community reporting . . .

The Kansas City Museum announced in April 2022 that it is working with artist James Turrell and International Architects Atelier to create a Turrell Skyspace at the Kansas City Museum.  The museum is in the early stages of design, with the Turrell Skyspace slated to open in 2024.

A Turrell Skyspace is a specifically proportioned chamber with an aperture in the ceiling open to the sky.  Skyspaces are site-specific and can be autonomous structures or integrated into existing architecture.  The aperture can be round, elliptical, or square.  Viewers sit inside the chamber to observe the sky.  A sequenced light program inside the Skyspace, designed by Turrell, interacts with the atmospheric light coming through the aperture in the ceiling to create a spectrum of colors and an immersive sensory experience particularly robust at dawn and dusk.  There are more than 85 Skyspaces in the world, with 38 of them in the United States, and the Kansas City.

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Kansas City Museum announces James Turrell Skyspace

The restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall, which opened to the public in October 2021, was Stage I of a multi-staged, multi-year project to rehabilitate the entire 3.5-acre historic property. Now the museum is working with International Architects Atelier on architectural design for the Carriage House, Conservatory, and the James Turrell Skyspace.