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Museum-goers having fun with 340-ton boulder exhibit in L.A.

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Telena Vo poses with the new art exhibit ''Levitated Mass,'' a permanent exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.

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A visitor poses with the new art exhibit ''Levitated Mass,'' on Tuesday.

AP reports: The rock was the star as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art pulled the covers off artist Michael Heizer's latest creation — a 340-ton boulder positioned to appear as though it's floating in midair.

Its centerpiece is the two-story-tall chunk of granite that was hauled 105 miles from a Riverside rock quarry earlier this year. Since then, the rock has been carefully positioned above a 465-foot-long trench that museum visitors can stroll. Continue reading the full story.

 

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Telena Vo poses with the new art exhibit ''Levitated Mass,'' on Tuesday.