Levitated Mass

In 1968, artist Michael Heizer began a multi-decade long journey to move and transform a two-story, 340-ton granite boulder from Riverside, California into an installation at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. The film asks the question, “What is art?” Encompassing this monolithic display of ancient-feeling modern art is the story of Heizerв’s past and present work, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the publicв’s wild reactions to this gargantuan effort. Directed by Doug Pray. Produced by Electric City Entertainment.

Introduced by Peggy Parsons, Head, Film Department, National Gallery of Art.

Saturday, March 28, 3:00 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, 6th and Constitution Ave., NW (Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial, Judiciary Square)

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