“What Turrell has wrought is, indeed, a monumental sculpture that combines ancient principles of archaeoastronomy with modern insights from the labs of perceptual psychologists. There is nothing like it on the face of the earth.”–Paul Trachtman, Smithsonian, on Turrell’s Roden Crater project
A newly commissioned outdoor sculpture by
, designed for viewing the sky, will be part of a new four-acre park that will be situated on the northwestern corner of the Walker Art Center’s expanded campus. The work, entered through an underground tunnel, will be unveiled when the Walker opens its expanded facility in spring 2005. The park, designed by landscape architect Michel Desvigne, will open following the Guthrie Theater’s move to the Minneapolis riverfront scheduled for 2006.
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