Last night, working into the wee hours of the morning and contending with a dusty construction site, Derek Porter Studio and Lightworks conducted lighting mock-ups in the new Art Garden. The recently installed sculptures allowed us to explore luminaire placement, light intensity, shadow patterns, correlated color temperature and glare potential within the context of the actual site. In addition to these technical considerations, this investigation allowed us - lighting designer, museum staff and the extended design team - to examine how electric lighting affects the perceived nighttime character of the artworks. This information is now used to inform the final lighting design. (photos by Terry Berkbuegler of Confluence).