Posts Tagged ‘Museums’

 

Michael Heizer looked to find the right rock for 7 years

LOS ANGELES — The rock was the star as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art pulled the covers off artist Michael Heizer’s latest creation — a 340-ton boulder positioned to appear as though it’s floating in midair.

About a thousand people showed up under sunny skies in Los Angeles as the gigantic work titled “Levitated Mass” was unveiled Sunday on LACMA’s backyard, where it is intended to remain forever.

Its centerpiece is the two-story-tall chunk of granite that was hauled 105 miles from a Riverside rock quarry earlier this year. Since then, the rock has been carefully positioned above a 465-foot-long trench that museum visitors can stroll. → Read more