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James Turrell, Rondo (Blue), from the series Shallow Spaces, 1969, neon light, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of the estate of Isabel B. Wilson in memory of Peter C. Marzio. © James Turrell 

Artful Thursday “The Mysteries of Perception”

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by neuroscientist and author David Eagleman, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

David Eagleman—best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw—explains some of the brain science behind the visual phenomena and effects of artist James Turrell’s installations, such as those on view in the exhibition James Turrell: The Light Inside.

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This event is sold out. Standby tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from the Brown Auditorium Theater box office one hour prior to the program. Please note that standby access is not guaranteed; guests in the standby line will be accommodated only if seating is available.

Promotional support generously provided by Houston Public Radio - KUHF 88.7 FM & Classical 91.7 FM.

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.

Refreshments generously provided by Starbucks locations at Rice Village and Shepherd/Harold.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.