The first phase of the dramatic expansion at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) has just opened, featuring a new building for contemporary art, BCAM (Broad Contemporary Art Museum), and large-scale sculptural installations by a number of artists including Charles Ray, Richard Serra, and others. Here are some photos I shot this evening of Urban Light, a sculpture by Chris Burden that incorporates more than two hundred restored cast-iron lampposts from Los Angeles County.
The first image (above) is a view of the sculpture as seen from the street, on Wilshire Blvd. The courtyard is open to the street, and can be visited anytime night or day. The lamps go on at dusk and stay lit until dawn, like all of the other streetlights in the city.