March 7th 2020
Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately ten miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is situated within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and Goodsprings ranges of mountains. A creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color.
Seven Magic Mountains was produced by the Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016, and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. Due to the incredible success of Seven Magic Mountains since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to explore ways to keep the artwork on view at its current site. The Producers continue to work on an extension plan that would enable Seven Magic Mountains to remain on view for several years into the future. At the end of 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a three-year permit extension for the artwork, allowing the installation to remain on view through the end of 2021.
Well I don’t normal even mention road side attractions. there are just too many. And most are not worthy of trying to find a spot to park (especially if we are traveling) but Miss Laurie thought this would help fill a Saturday in Nevada. It was a busy spot today with everyone taking a selfie, there was also a desert race going on just behind the display, whether the race helped drive the popularity or not while we were there, there was a number of couples getting engagement photos. This is a free attraction located on the side of an Interstate highway and worthy of a stop as it is only a few miles and a few minuets out of your way.