The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) organized Eliasson's first full-scale survey in the United States Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson, which was on view from September 8, 2007 to February 24, 2008. It was Eliasson's first major U.S. survey exhibition. It spanned the artist's diverse range of artistic production between 1993 and the present, including site-specific installation, large-scale immersive environments, freestanding sculpture, photography, and special commissions seen through a succession of interconnected rooms and corridors, including the museum's skylight bridge which was turned into an installation titled One-way colour tunnel.
Curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA and incoming director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in close collaboration with the artist, the major survey unified nearly 15 years of Eliasson's career and embarked on an international tour following its San Francisco debut to The Museum of Modern Art, and P.S.1. and elsewhere.