Today, MoMA PS1 announced that James Turrell’s site-specific installation Meeting (1986) will re-open to the public following a three-year restoration and renovation. Meeting, a luminously framed skylight, is the second Skyspace ever created by Turrell (who went on to make a further 78), and the only one that will be publicly viewable in New York, as of Saturday.
Turrell himself helped oversee the work done on Meeting over the past three years. The new and improved installation now includes timed LED fixtures that adjust their levels throughout the year to match solar movements. Another important addition: new teak wood seating.
To celebrate, MoMA PS1 is staying open later than its normal hours between October 8 and November 5 to briefly allow for sunset viewings.
“Meeting opened the museum to the city,” Peter Eleey, MoMA PS1’s associate director of exhibitions and programs, said in a press statement, explaining the significance of the installation, which first opened in 1980. Eleey added that Turrell’s new lighting additions will help “focus our awareness on the moments when the sky is most expressive, as it transitions between day and night.”