“Dark Skies, Mystery Lights” exhibition

Dark Skies, Mystery Lights was the first in an ongoing series of new exhibition projects that expand the collection through collaborations with artists who have come to Marfa in recent years.  On view October 31, 2018 through May 2019, Dark Skies, Mystery Lights highlighted the museum’s newly acquired archive documenting the development of the Mystery Lights Viewing Station, a project initiated by the eighth-graders in Marfa High School’s Class of ’98. Additionally, our hard-to-match dark skies were represented in the photographs of Alex Marks made at night without artificial light. Visitors also heard individual explanations recorded on site at the Mystery Lights Viewing Station by Ian Lewis of Marfa Public Radio, an audio collage that ranged from the rational to the extraordinary. This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the City of Marfa. Photo by Alex Marks.