Even viewed from a rooftop, a university campus appears to be a bustling place. Perhaps nowhere more so than at the University of Texas’ newish Student Activity Center.
With its eateries, dining areas, multiple lounges, student meeting rooms, a theater and an auditorium, the place buzzes. The doors swoosh open and shut nonstop. Students perch in seemingly every corner. An ambient sound cloud of chattering voices and elevator bells and footsteps floats over everything. Most nights, the center is open until 3 a.m.
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“The Color Inside”
Where: Student Activity Center rooftop garden, 2201 Speedway on the University of Texas campus
Opening: 6:25 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
Tours: 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tours to the Ransom Center and the Blanton Museum of Art to view additional works by James Turrell.
Ongoing viewing: Optimal viewing is at sunrise or sunset during the programmed light sequence that lasts about an hour. However, the skyspace is open as contemplative space whenever the Student Activity Center is open. See project website for hours.
Parking: Brazos Garage, 210 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Information: 512-232-5904, www.landmarks.utexas.edu
“A Conversation with James Turrell”
When: Noon, Friday
Where: Student Activity Center Ballroom