James Turrell: A Retrospective Members-Only Guide
James Turrell: A Retrospective Members-Only Guide
James Turrell: A Retrospective
May 26, 2013–April 6, 2014
James Turrell: A Retrospective explores the nearly fifty-year career of the artist. In addition to early light projections, holograms, and an entire section devoted to Turrell's masterwork-in-progress, the Roden Crater project, the exhibition features numerous immersive light installations that address our perception and how we see.
Due to the nature of the artwork, this exhibition has extremely limited capacity. Many pieces require solitude and time for your eyes to fully perceive the work. Tickets for this exhibition will require timed entry and small groups in order for visitors to best experience the work.
As a member, you see this exhibition for free—We strongly recommend that you make your reservations early.
Additional Benefits for Higher Levels
- Friend level members and above can return to this exhibition for free, as often as they wish.
- Supporter level members will also receive the exhibition catalogue.
Learn more about membership levels and how to upgrade, or contact 323 857-6151.
Q: When does members-only priority ticketing begin?
A: Wednesday, April 17. Ticketing opens to the general public on Wednesday, May 8.
Q: How many free member tickets do I receive?
A: Dual-level through Partner-level members receive two free tickets to James Turrell: A Retrospective. Individual and Student-level members receive one free ticket. Curator's Circle members and above receive additional tickets by mail.
Q: How can I reserve my free member tickets?
A: Beginning April 17, reserve tickets online, at any LACMA ticket office during regular business hours, or by calling 855-LACMA-55 or 855-LACMA-59 every day from 10 am to 5 pm. Please have your membership I.D. ready and the date and time you would like to see the exhibition.
Q: Are the tickets timed?
A: Yes. Reservations are made in 15-minute increments. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance to allow time to pick up your tickets and get to the gallery.
Q: How much time should I allow to see the entire exhibition?
A: The entire exhibition takes about 60 to 90 minutes.
Q: What is included in my free member James Turrell: A Retrospective exhibition ticket?
A: Your James Turrell: A Retrospective ticket includes admission to Calder and Abstraction (member previews begin November 21, 2013), and all other exhibitions and galleries, with the exception of Perceptual Cell and Dark Matters. Members may purchase a Perceptual Cell and Dark Matters ticket at the discounted price of $15. Please note: Perceptual Cell and Dark Matters is sold out through the end of the show.
Q: Are Perceptual Cell and Dark Matters free to members?
A: No. Due to its extremely limited, one-at-a-time capacity, Perceptual Cell and Dark Matters are ticketed separately from the rest of the retrospective. Member tickets are $15 each—more than 60% off the general public ticket price.
Q: What else is included in my Perceptual Cell and Dark Matters ticket?
A: Your Perceptual Cell and Dark Matters ticket includes admission to the rest of James Turrell: A Retrospective, Calder and Abstraction (member previews begin November 21, 2013), and all other exhibitions and galleries.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about Perceptual Cell?
A: Yes! You must be eighteen years of age to experience Perceptual Cell, and you must sign a waiver prior to entrance. You may print the waiver at home or you can pick one up at a LACMA ticket office when you arrive. Please arrive about thirty minutes prior to your reservation in order to pick up your tickets and fill out the waiver. The experience will last roughly fifteen minutes, after which you may view the rest of the retrospective.
Q: How do children’s tickets work?
A: Children seventeen and under get in free to James Turrell: A Retrospective, but they must have a reservation. Children seventeen and under are not permitted into Perceptual Cell.
Q: Can members purchase additional tickets for friends?
A: During members-only days and times, only members will be admitted. At all other times, members may purchase additional tickets at the regular ticket price ($25 per ticket for James Turrell: A Retrospective or $45 per ticket for Perceptual Cell + Retrospective.) There is a limit of nine tickets per purchase/reservation.
Q: Are member tickets transferable?
A: No. Please bring your current LACMA member card and photo I.D. for entry. Your membership must be current at the time you reserve, as well as on the date you visit. Call 323 857-6151 to check your expiration date, renew, or upgrade.
Q: What level of membership includes unlimited free return visits to James Turrell: A Retrospective? A James Turrell: A Retrospective exhibition catalogue?
A: If you join or renew at the Friend level ($250) or above, you may return to this exhibition as often as you like! If you join at the Supporter level ($600) or above, you will also receive the exhibition catalogue. To upgrade, call membership services at 323 857-6151.
Q: What is the exchange policy?
A: Only members may exchange tickets up to 48 hours prior to their scheduled viewing date, based on availability, by calling the toll free members-only ticket line at 855-LACMA-55 or 855-LACMA-59. Due to capacity limitations, there are no guarantees that another time will be available. A $3 service fee per exchanged ticket applies. If your scheduled reservation is within 48 hours, you can exchange the ticket at LACMA, but we cannot guarantee that another time will be available.
Q: Are there any other ticket fees?
James Turrell: A Retrospective is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Major support is provided by Kayne Griffin Corcoran and the Kayne Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Shidan and Susanne Taslimi, Mehran and Laila Taslimi, and the Taslimi Foundation, Renvy Graves Pittman, Christie's and Vacheron Constantin. Additional underwriting by Pace Gallery, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, Robert Tuttle and Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Gagosian Gallery, and Violet Spitzer-Lucas and the Spitzer Family Foundation, along with Mark and Lauren Booth, James Corcoran and Tracy Lew, the Charles W. Engelhard Foundation, and Pierre Lagrange and Roubi L’Roubi. Image: James Turrell, Afrum (White), 1966, Projected light, Dimensions variable, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, partial gift of Marc and Andrea Glimcher in honor of the appointment of Michael Govan as Chief Executive Officer and Wallis Annenberg Director and purchased with funds provided by David Bohnett and Tom Gregory through the 2008 Collectors Committee (M.2008.60) © James Turrell. Photo © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.