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Article by Joe Sioufi: James Turrell's three major museum exhibitions are taking the nation by storm this summer.

With a show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art underway and a Guggenheim exhibit set to open in New York later this month, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has unveiled its portion of the nationwide retrospective with seven installation pieces from its own collection, with many of them on view for the first time.

If you are familiar with Turrell's work you must know that each piece demands some time to get the full experience. While the MFAH installations won't require the full 40 minutes needed to see Twilight Epiphany at Rice University, visitors should allocate plenty of time for each work.

The light effect? it all depends on each person sensation, vision and perception. Some viewers said the the room took on a sort of fogginess, while others felt kind of dizzy and lost balance. Like most Turrell pieces, you'll have to experience it for yourself.

Where? Museum of Fine Art Houston, Caroline Weiss Law building
1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005

When? Now through Sept. 22, 2013

How much? The exhibition is free with general admission, although timed tickets are required to ensure that guests have ample time to experience the installations.

Joe Sioufi