The LACMA Rock: A view from below

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LACMA’s Michael Govan and the Rock (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

“I understand that you are standing in the trench under ‘Levitated Mass.’ Look up and tell our listeners what you see and what you feel.” That’s the first question Warren Olney asked LA County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan today about the much-anticipated 340-ton rock sculpture that opens Sunday. Govan, who did the interview while standing below the rock, responded, “It does appear to float or to levitate… It’s a very primal thing this piece of granite.”

If you live in a Zip code along the route the rock traveled to get to LACMA, you could see the rock for free from June 24 to July 1. To hear the rest of the interview with Michael Govan, click the link below.