Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA

The arrival of Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass to LACMA on March 10 created quite a buzz on Twitter as spectators and media gathered in front of Urban Lights waiting in anticipation. (https://twitter.com/#!/lacmarock)

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock's Journey to LACMA The arrival of Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass to LACMA on March 10 created quite a buzz on Twitter as spectators and media gathered in front of Urban Lights waiting in anticipation. (https://twitter.com/#!/lacmarock) photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
The 340-ton granite megalith is set to rest on a 456-foot-long concrete slot in which visitors can walk through and experience the overpowering size of the boulder. 

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Model of rock's transport The 340-ton granite megalith is set to rest on a 456-foot-long concrete slot in which visitors can walk through and experience the overpowering size of the boulder. photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000
www.lacma.org

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000 www.lacma.org photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
One of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times, the boulder was transported from Riverside CA to Los Angeles during the course of eleven nights.

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA One of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times, the boulder was transported from Riverside CA to Los Angeles during the course of eleven nights. photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
After passing through four counties and twenty two cities, the boulder finally arrived to LACMA the morning of March 10th.

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA After passing through four counties and twenty two cities, the boulder finally arrived to LACMA the morning of March 10th. photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA
photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
The exhibit is scheduled to open to the public in the spring/summer 2012.

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA The exhibit is scheduled to open to the public in the spring/summer 2012. photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
The 340-ton granite megalith is set to rest on a 456-foot-long concrete slot in which visitors can walk through and experience the overpowering size of the boulder.  

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA The 340-ton granite megalith is set to rest on a 456-foot-long concrete slot in which visitors can walk through and experience the overpowering size of the boulder. photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
As the visitor walks through the slot, the walkway will descend fifteen feet in depth leading to a central chamber underneath the boulder before ascending back up again. 

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA As the visitor walks through the slot, the walkway will descend fifteen feet in depth leading to a central chamber underneath the boulder before ascending back up again. photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
The viewer is an integral part of the artwork, as it is designed to create the experience of negative space and its relationship with volume.

photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA The viewer is an integral part of the artwork, as it is designed to create the experience of negative space and its relationship with volume. photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com
Artist Michael Heizer
photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com

Story by Rachel Matos - a museum professional and founder of the lifestyle blog TheArtMuse.com.  For more information you can visit her site RachelMatos.com or follow her on Twitter @theartmuse.
Giant Rock’s Journey to LACMA Artist Michael Heizer photo by Adrien Vargas vargucci.tumblr.com Story by Rachel Matos - a museum professional and founder of the lifestyle blog TheArtMuse.com. For more information you can visit her site RachelMatos.com or follow her on Twitter @theartmuse.

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