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James Turrell’s Light Raiment II

Already resplendent by day, this collaboration with internationally renowned light artist James Turrell has transformed the John F. Wolfe Palm House into a Columbus beacon by night. Light Raiment II features a permanent installation of 7,000 computer-controlled LED light sources that illuminate the Palm House in a nightly show.

The beautiful shifting hues of this exhibit have served as backdrop to numerous fundraisers, celebrations and annual ProMusica concerts performed on the Wolfe Terrace and in the Mallway.  A key feature in the Conservatory’s vision of botanical gardens and beauty, Light Raiment II has become an inseparable part of the historic Palm House’s acclaim.

 Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens received special funding from the Limited Brands Foundation for this component of the Master Plan.