Advance tickets are now on sale for the exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective, which opens May 26 and explores the nearly fifty year career of the artist. Covering a full floor of BCAM and a third of the Resnick Pavilion, the exhibition features numerous immersive light installations that address our perception and how we see including projections and holograms; an entire section devoted to Turrell’s masterwork-in-progress, the Roden Crater project; Light Reignfall, a single-viewer experience from Turrell’s Perceptual Cell series; a 4,500+ square foot ganzfeld; and more.
Due to the nature of the artwork, this exhibition has extremely limited capacity. Many pieces require solitude and time for the eyes to adjust and fully perceive the work. It is strongly recommended that visitors purchase tickets in advance as many time slots are already selling out.
Turrell’s Perceptual Cell is separately ticketed from the exhibition. Capacity is very limited (only three tickets are sold per hour) and certain months are already selling out. In the immersive work, a single viewer lies down in a spherical chamber for about twelve minutes to experience what Turrell calls “behind-the-eyes” seeing.
Visitors have two options for tickets:
1.) A James Turrell: A Retrospective exhibition ticket allows same-day access to the exhibition and all LACMA galleries including Stanley Kubrick (on view through June 30). This ticket does not include access to James Turrell’s Perceptual Cell.
Tickets: $25 general public; $20 groups of 10+; free for members and children under 18
2.) A Perceptual Cell ticket allows same-day access to the full exhibition and all LACMA galleries including Stanley Kubrick (on view through June 30).
Tickets: $45 general public; $15 members; children under 17 not permitted