Past Event
Public Art
Sunday, March 19
Yvette Janine Jackson, “RETURN”

About the Event

Experience RETURN a sound and light composition by composer Yvette Janine Jackson. The new work will be presented every evening through March 19, after the sunset light sequence, from the structure’s embedded sound and light system. The duration of Jackson’s work is approximately 20 minutes. The experience is free and open to the public, no reservations or tickets are required. Visitors can check here for sunset times in Houston. 

Directions & Parking

The Skyspace is located on the Rice University campus. Please consult the campus map for the nearest campus entrance numbers (8 & 18) and the nearest parking area (West Lot 2). Although there is no physical address, the Skyspace is near University at Stockton. Bus routes 26, 27, 34, 73, & 87 and MetroRAIL Red Line all have stops within walking distance.  

Paid visitor parking is available throughout campus.

West Lot 2 is the closest lot to the Skyspace, located behind the construction area adjacent the Shepherd School of Music. Please note: the parking lot across from Alice Pratt Brown Hall is closed for the construction of the new music building. The easiest way to access West Lot 2 is to enter campus from Entrance #18 off Rice Boulevard and turn right at the parking gates to West Lot 2. Fees for the use of this lot are: $1 for each 20 minutes, with a $12 daily maximum. For visitors with disabilities, accessible parking is available at the south end of the lot.

Central Campus Garage is just north of the Skyspace, east of the music school (underneath the Jones Graduate School of Business). Fees for the use of this lot are: $1 for each 12 minutes, with a $12 daily maximum.

Greenbriar Lot is west of the stadium at the corner of Greenbriar at University. Fees for the use of this lot are:  $3 flat rate per entry, with a $12 daily maximum. Enter the lot from Greenbriar Blvd at campus entrance 13A or 13B.

Payment Instructions: Machines at the entrance gates will instruct the driver to insert a credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover).  When the gate opens, the computer’s “parking meter” begins. Upon leaving, the visitor drives to the exit gate and inserts the same credit card. It is very important to use the same credit card used at entry while exiting, otherwise the computer will not recognize the card. The gate will open in approximately 2 seconds, at which time the meter stops. The computer calculates the time, briefly shows the amount, and automatically bills the credit card.


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