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How LACMA Installed The Serra Sculptures

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2009-07-lacmaAs part of its Ask a Curator series, LACMA's blog explores how the museum installed those giant steel Richard Serra sculptures on the ground floor of the Broad Contemporary. We already knew individual pieces traveled across the country on flat bed trucks and were parked on the grass until they installed them, but Lynn Zelevansky, LACMA’s department head of contemporary art (and owner of this Buff & Hensman for sale in Beverly Hills), explains more about the process: "Then each piece was brought into the building by crane (the divisions between the parts are visible as lines that run from the top to the bottom of the work), through the barn doors on the first floor. The process of putting Sequence together went surprisingly quickly; it only took a few days. Once the work was complete, the doors were shut and the opening covered over, making it indistinguishable from the rest of the wall on the inside." You can submit your questions to curators via their Facebook and Twitter pages. [Photo by flickr user jcruelty]

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