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LACMA's Latest Rock Star 'Levitated Mass' Opens This Sunday

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Mark your calendars: Sunday is the day that LACMA will finally unveil "Levitated Mass" AKA that big ol' rock trucked in from Riverside.

The 340-ton object has captured national attention. On Sunday there will be a dedication ceremony around 11 am and then visitors will be free to enter the channel afterward around 11:30 am. Maybe the artist himself will show up, maybe he won't, reports the Culture Monster. After the ceremony, you can head over to the rock anytime between 6 am and 10 pm. If you happen to be one of the poor souls inconvenienced by the rock's snail's pace journey across four counties (in one of these ZIP codes), you can get into the museum for free from Sunday until July 1.

Last night we stopped by to catch a glimpse of the rock from behind a fence. Like other rock stars we've come across in real life, it doesn't look quite as big as we imagined (the camera adds 10 tons, etc.). But we're sure the rock will look a lot more awe-inspiring when we're standing under it and marveling at its modern engineering.

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