5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Region: Mid-Wilshire/ Hancock Park
Before LACMA officially opened its Resnick Pavilion in 2010, when the building had no interior walls, the museum installed a 50-meter-long floor sculpture by Walter de Maria. De Maria's expansive, mathematical work had partly inspired the building's design, and his sculpture apparently would be used to "test" the Pavilion. The public could view The 2000 Sculpture only on a few designated days, but it's in the Resnick Pavilion's center space again now. Made up of 2,000 11-pound polygon rods arranged in an exquisitely precise, herringbone pattern, it makes the building feel nearly as large as it did before the walls came in; it hypnotizes you if you look too closely for too long. 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; through April 1. (323) 857-6010, lacma.org.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 1. Continues through April 1, 2012