During the construction of the Audrey Jones Beck Building, the MFAH had the unique opportunity to commission site-specific art for the new space. Interested in transforming the walk between the Beck Building and the Law Building into an art experience, the museum invited the artist James Turrell to create an installation for that passageway. Turrell is known for his inventive light sculptures that inspire a sense of wonder at how light affects both visual perception and emotional responses to the environment. For the museum´s new tunnel, Turrell created a light installation. The work turns the walls of the tunnel into vessels for conducting light. The walk between the Beck and Law buildings becomes an exploration of color and space.
Source: Museum of Fine Arts Houston