James Turrell. Meeting. 1980–86/2016. Light and space. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mark and Lauren Booth in honor of the 40th anniversary of MoMA PS1. Photo: Pablo Enriquez

James Turrell: Meeting

Ongoing MoMA PS1
Tickets are available at MoMA PS1

One of artist James Turrell’s celebrated Skyspaces, Meeting is a site-specific installation that invites viewers to gaze upwards toward an unobstructed view of the sky. A key representative of the “Light and Space” movement centered in Los Angeles during the 1960s, James Turrell creates works of art that consist primarily of light, exploring fundamental questions about the nature of human perception by rendering tangible the act of vision.

Meeting was the second Skyspace that Turrell constructed and the first in the United States—becoming a prototype for the many subsequent such works he would construct over the following decades. Originally commissioned in 1976 by P.S.1 founder Alanna Heiss for the museum’s inaugural exhibition, the work was not realized until 1980, and Turrell continued to make modifications until it opened to the public in 1986. In 2016, after a renovation that replaced the original seating and added a new multi-colored lighting program synchronized with the sunrise and sunset, Meeting entered the collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

Meeting is located on the northern side of MoMA PS1’s third floor. Access is included with gallery admission during regular museum hours. Please note that seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are encouraged to monitor the weather and dress accordingly. Meeting will be closed in the case of rain, snow, or other inclement weather.

When the sunset lighting program falls outside of regular museum hours, MoMA PS1 hosts special after-hours viewings on Monday evenings. These viewings have limited capacity and require an advance ticket. Admission to the installation during regular museum hours may end early to accommodate the ticketed program.

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