A quick drive down the freeway for SGV residents but basically a day trip for anyone farther west, this outdoor James Turrell piece is worth a visit regardless of your starting location. Though not as enveloping as Turrell’s colorful Ganzfeld series, this Skyspace installation invites you to take a seat on a bench and gaze at the sky through a sharply-cut square in a canopy. Show up about 25 minutes before sunset and 100 minutes before sunrise to see the frame pulsate through an illuminated program, with brief chimes of light on the hour in between.
600 N College Ave, Claremont. Open Sat–Mon during the school year, daily during the summer.