Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass Opens June 24

Last March you watched as a 340-ton boulder was transported from Riverside County to LACMA. Ever since its arrival, the question we’ve gotten the most around here has been “when can we see Michael Heizer’s  finished artwork?” Well, we’ve got an answer for you: on Sunday, June 24, LACMA will officially open  Levitated Mass to the public. Finally, you will be able to walk through the long concrete slot—one-and-a-half-football-fields long—descending 15 feet as the giant granite megalith rises over your head.

Megalith slated to become part of Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass,” arriving to LACMA on March 10. Photo by Tom Vinetz, © Michael Heizer

As a special thank-you to the many communities through which the megalith traveled on its historic journey, LACMA is offering free admission to residents of select zip codes from along the route for the entire week of June 24–July 1. With proof of residence, such as a driver’s license, members of these communities will be granted free admission to LACMA’s galleries. Check this list to see if your neighborhood was on the route.

So, mark your calendars! The countdown begins.

Scott Tennent

4 Responses to Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass Opens June 24

  1. Elizabeth says:

    So exciting! I am sure there will be a huge turnout!!! I love LACMA!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    We handed out party horns at the early morning arrival of the rock. would it be appropriate for the daytime ceremony?

  3. Anonymous says:

    when is the MEMBER PREVIEW FOR THIS!!!!

  4. Matt says:

    so, you have to show a driver’s license to get free admission to see a rock sitting on top of a trench, but how DARE we ask that citizens of the US show that SAME driver’s license to participate in one of the most important legal and political processes in our country… voting…

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