340-Ton Boulder To Begin 105-Mile Journey To LACMA

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — At 340 tons, it’s one of the largest boulders to be moved since ancient times.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks Reports

And starting Tuesday, a granite megalith is expected to begin an 11-night journey from Riverside County to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The boulder will make its way through four counties and 22 cities, the museum said on its website.

Once it arrives, it will be part of Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” exhibit.

According to the museum, Heizer conceived of the artwork in 1968 but did not discover an appropriate boulder until decades later.

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  • Sam Sindaha

    what no picture?

  • Hardmoney

    Who is paying to move this boulder? What a STUPID way to waste money! Why not set up a display, where taxpayers can throw handfuls of cash into a firepit, that would be much more interactive.

    • jenn

      Hanjin Shipping is paying for it, don’t get your tax dollars in a bunch.

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