Best Summer Respite (2004)
The Light Inside Oppressive, unceasing brightness got you down? The depths of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will lift you up with the shadiest spot in the state of Texas this side of a Tom DeLay PAC. Burrowed beneath Main Street, this James Turrell installation is our choice when the summer sun becomes too much to bear. From a distance, it feels like stepping into Tron with the juicy grape screen concealing the corridor behind. Once you're inside, the platform seems to hover above the light, and the artistically inclined will no doubt draw great meaning from it in terms of color, space, perception and emotion. Us? We'll just wipe our salty brow and chill out a bit, wondering how the security guard doesn't get dizzy.