The Los Angeles landmark of light – 20 amazing Lacma lamps

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is a museum of art and it is the largest art museum in the western United States. It is situated at Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile locality of Los Angeles. It is on Museum Row which is adjacent to the George Page Museum.

The famous Urban Light is an extensive assembly of sculpture by Chris Burden that is situated at the entrance of Wilshire Boulevard to the LACMA lamps. This large-scale installation comprises of 202 cast iron antique street lamps posts that have been restored from the 1920s and 1930s. A majority of these lamps once lit the streets of Southern California.

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The installation of these lights took place during changes to the LACMA campus. The LACMA lamps sculpture forms a major part of a forecourt sited between Wilshire Boulevard and the entry to LACMA pavilion.

The LACMA lamps are in 17 styles. The style varies with respect to the municipality that oversaw their commissioning. The LACMA lamp posts range from about 6 to 9 meters in height, are painted gray and placed in a forest-like near grid. The lights are powered by solar and switched on at dusk.

Enjoy the Urban Light

Chris Burden viewed the Urban Light as a formal entry way into the museum. It has now become much of a photographic location, resulting in some observers to pronounce the work an LA icon.

Frequent visitors say, that these lamps post LACMA are most beautiful after the sun is down. You perhaps only need less than 30 minutes to be around to see this, depending on how much time you spend photographing.

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This is definitely a must-see sight in Los Angeles. It really has an appearance of shining diamonds from across the street. It is now hard to imagine a Los Angeles without the Urban Light, the most famous work by Chris Burden.


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