LACMA’s Well-Known ‘Urban Light’ Will Go Dark for 2 Months
The lights are going out at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
“Urban Light,” Chris Burden’s well-known installation of restored Los Angeles street lamps assembled at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to LACMA, will go dark from May 1 to about June 30 for restoration.
During the museum’s efforts to repair the effects of exposure to the cast-iron lamps, most of which date from the 1920s and 1930s, “Urban Light” will be temporarily extinguished and fenced off from the public.
“The whole sculpture, the whole 202 light poles, will be screened off from public access. People will not be able to go in and out of the poles like they frequently do now,” LACMA director of communications Miranda Carroll told the Los Angeles Times in an interview Thursday.
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