Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Photo by Judy Graeme/LA Observed

Levitated Mass
It seemed like it would never happen but the long-awaited exhibit known as Levitated Mass opened to the public last week at the LA County Museum of Art.

Suspended over a 456-foot-long concrete channel, the granite boulder gives the illusion of being suspended in air as visitors walk 15 feet beneath it.

The 105 mile journey of the 340-ton boulder from the quarry to the museum took 11 days and passed through 22 cities making the journey an event in itself – see Laundelles here, here, and here.

LACMA is one of the most visited museums in the world and the new Michael Heizer exhibit will keep the crowds coming. In fact, I’m planning to be one of those visitors this summer.

In the meantime, enjoy the Rolling Stones from a 1990 performance – Rock and a Hard Place: