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Levitated Mass

Levitated Mass/ Worth a Second Look

Stephen Knudsen | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Stephen Knudsen

In the media blitz last year over Michael Heizer's 340-ton rock fragment sculpture (Levitated Mass), clichés never had it so good. Journalists just couldn't resist: "Art is in the Eye of the Boulder," "There is a New Rock Star in L.A.," "Rock of Ages," "I Am a Rock, I Am an Island." So where to begin?

'Levitated Cast'? Name Other Things LACMA Should Levitate!

2012-09-11-ScreenShot20120911at3.14.55PM.jpg | Posted 09.12.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of Los Angeles, I'm Yours. By Kyle Fitzpatrick It wasn’t until this past Saturday at the KCRW’s Good Food Pie Con...

My Very Personal Look At 'Levitated Mass'

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

On that Saturday morning we dozen or so strangers gathered as if by magic to approch the Rock. We looked at one another and the Rock with a sort of kinship. A communal event quietly took place.

MOCA and LACMA: That's Entertainment!

Tracey Harnish | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

A friend of mine said that she thinks the main reasons for LACMA's swarm of weekend museum-goers these days, can be attributed to easy parking and lots of nice outdoor hang-out space. Me? I think it's because of the spectacular attractions.

What Would Catherine the Great Say?

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Obviously the braces are necessary to prevent the rock from shifting in the case of an earthquake, but couldn't they have found another way to hold it up and make the engineering invisible? Isn't the whole point of Levitating Mass to create the illusion of a rock floating in space?

There Is Something Wrong With This Rock

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 07.19.2012 | Home

By Guy Horton click here for the original article on ArchDaily © LACMA The various feelings of enjoyment or of displeasure rest not so muc...

The Big Rock -- and the Very Small Room

Peter Clothier | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts
Peter Clothier

You could hardly have lived in Southern California these past three months and not know something about this massive, 340-ton granite boulder and its journey from the quarry in Riverside County where the artist laid claim to it.

PHOTOS: Highly Anticipated 'Levitated Mass' Revealed

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Los Angeles

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 3...

Dirty Dancing, Pole Dancing And Rock & Roll

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

We at Broke Girl's Guide rarely (read: never) speak these words, but this is one weekend we'd rather spend in L.A. than just about anywhere else in the world.

'A Rockin' Good Time'

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 07.22.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A rockin' good time is planned next month when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art pulls the covers off artist Michael Heizer's l...

'Levitated Mass' Artist Lives In A Trailer At LACMA

zev.lacounty.gov | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles

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PHOTOS: A Guide To The LACMA Rock's Final Journey

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.08.2012 | Los Angeles

LA's biggest rock star will be out on the roads one last time Friday night, and if you still haven't had the chance to watch a 340-ton chunk of histo...

PHOTOS: 340-Ton Rock Starting Its Journey To LACMA

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Los Angeles

By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- A 340-ton rock has begun its 105-mile journey to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The massi...

Bon Voyage, Giant Rock!

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

We've been waiting a long time for "Levitated Mass", the giant boulder which currently resides in Riverside county, to embark on its exodus to sunny L...

WATCH: LACMA Rolls Up Its Sleeves & Prepares For Its Sisyphean Task

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 12.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — King Sisyphus, it turns out, had little on the folks at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was co...

Giant Boulder Coming To LACMA: Michael Heizer's 'Levitated Mass'

lacma.wordpress.com | Posted 07.17.2011 | Arts

As you may have read in Sunday's Los Angeles Times, we've got a new major artwork on its way to LACMA--Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass. We are beginni...