SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS MAINTENANCE UPDATE (7/26/22)
- Date: July 26 - September 01, 2022
- Location: Las Vegas, NV
- Partner: Nevada Museum of Art
- Artists: Ugo Rondinone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS ARTWORK BY UGO RONDINONE TO UNDERGO CONSERVATION AND MAINTENANCE
Reno, NV (July 26, 2022). Seven Magic Mountains will undergo routine maintenance starting on Monday, August 1. During this time, the artwork will be visible, but access will be impacted. Visitors are advised to respect the work area, to remain behind the barrier and exercise caution. Currently, we anticipate the maintenance will take a month, but will keep the public notified of any changes.
Seven Magic Mountains, a public artwork by internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, is a large-scale site-specific public art installation. It is located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately ten miles south of Henderson, on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than 30 feet high, the monumental artwork is a creative expression of human presence in the desert. Since the artwork was last restored in April 2021, the site has experienced excessive graffiti alongside the expected wear due to exposure to the elements— especially sun and wind. The maintenance will include pressure washing and application of a specialized,
environmentally friendly paint.
Produced and managed by Nevada Museum of Art in collaboration with Art Production Fund, the artwork opened in May 2016. Thanks to support from Clark County Parks & Recreation Seven Magic Mountains will remain open to the public through 2026.
Seven Magic Mountains is open daily, sunrise to sunset. Admission is free. Updates can be found at www.sevenmagicmountains.com.
Rebecca Eckland, Director of Communications and Marketing, 775.398.7263, email@example.com