The massive boulder that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art transported from a Riverside quarry to its Wilshire Boulevard campus will be unveiled June 24 as the main component of Michael Heizer's sculpture "Levitated Mass."
The rock made its 11-day journey in March, drawing international attention as well as crowds of curious roadside onlookers during its slow, nocturnal trip. The rock could only travel at night, to spare residents along the route traffic disruption, and did so very slowly, in order to make sometimes tight turns and leave the areas it traveled through unscathed. The night it stopped in Long Beach, it drew thousands of residents of the Bixby Knolls area for an impromptu street party. It arrived at LACMA on March 10.