Bodega Colome

James Turrell Museum


The works of art represent five decades of the artist’s track record, displayed in a time tunnel. They are exhibited in nine light room especially designed for an area of 1,700 smasl. The experience is sensorily amazing for what the art conveys and due to the natural environment surrounding the museum.

Amongst the exhibited works are Spread 2003 and Unseen Blue 2002, the largest skyspace in the world located in an inner courtyard with an open view of the sky. It reaches its maximum intensity at sunrise and sunset.

Thanks to the powerful art work and the breathtaking nature around the museum, visitors of the museum live a thrilling sensory experience.


Over the years, Donald Hess has cultivated his two great passions: Art and Wine. When he was young, he started his art collection with perception, enthusiasm and perspicacity. Instead of falling for trends and short-lived fads, he listened carefully and followed the natural instinct in him. In this way, he has collected works by different artists who share a unique perspective and who connect to his soul.

At the beginning, the collection was made up of modern and contemporary works by European and American artists. Nowadays, it consists of works by artists from all over the world.

In 1989, Donald Hess opened his collection to the public with the inauguration of the Hess Collection Winery in Napa Valley. This art museum functions in the original winery. Other Hess Art Collection museums can be found at the Glen Carlou Winery in South Africa and at Bodega Colomé in Argentina.



“My work is about space and the light that inhabits it. It is about how you confront that space and plumb it with vision. It is about your seeing, like the wordless thought that comes from looking into fire.”

James Turrell (California, 1943) is an internationally acclaimed light and space artist whose work can be found in collections worldwide. For more than four decades, he has created striking works that play with perception and the effect of light within a given space. His fascination with the phenomena of light is related to his personal, inward search for humankind’s place in the universe. Influenced by his Quaker upbringing, which he characterizes as having a “straightforward, strict presentation of the sublime”, Turrell’s art prompts greater self- awareness and discipline regarding silent contemplation, patience, and meditation.

Turrell began his artistic career in California, in the early 1960s, as one of the leaders of a new group of artists working with light and space. Over the past two decades, his work has been recognized in exhibitions in major museums around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Panza di Biumo Collection in Varese, Italy.




For more information and bookings:

Tel.: +54 (3868) 494200

Provincial Route 53, Km. 20, Molinos (4419), Salta, Argentina

During the rainy season (from December to March) the Skyspace installation may be out of service. This art work is shown with a minimum of 6 people.
Participants must be at least 12 years of age.
In Colomé, you can perform various outdoor, cultural and gastronomic activities, enjoying the immense landscape, mountains and a unique panoramic view, entering through trails and vineyards in intimate contact with nature.