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James Turrell

A large outdoor light installation, projecting blue/purple hues at night


James Turrell harnesses the numinous potential of light and space; kind of like what God would do if He had a degree in architecture.

We see Amarna as an elevation of the museum’s hitherto subterranean ponderings of the human condition. If that sounds vague, that’s because Turrell’s art must be seen to be believed; or, perhaps, not seen, but believed nonetheless.

Note: Because we're building stuff nearby at the moment, we can't guarantee that Amarna will be active at all of the times listed below.

Commercial photography is not allowed without prior permission from Mona.

Images: Amarna, 2015, © James Turrell

  • Location:

  • Price:

    Free to visit Friday–Monday

  • Hours:

    Sunrise & sunset

  • Sunrise Sequence
  • Sunset Sequence
  • Today
  • 4.42–5.19pm
  • 3.01–3.49am
  • Tomorrow
  • 4.42–5.18pm
  • 3.02–3.50am
  • 17 July 2024
  • 4.41–5.18pm
  • 3.03–3.51am
  • 18 July 2024
  • 4.40–5.17pm
  • 3.04–3.52am
  • 19 July 2024
  • 4.40–5.16pm
  • 3.04–3.53am
  • 20 July 2024
  • 4.39–5.15pm
  • 3.05–3.53am
  • 21 July 2024
  • 4.38–5.14pm
  • 3.06–3.54am
  • An orange lit roof with a hole showing a cloudy, dusky sky.
  • A twilight sky with a structure lit in pink and red with a hole in the centre.
  • A large structure in the background shines hues of pinks and blues, reflecting off a puddle in front of a corten steel structure.