IMAGE: Nancy Holt, Time Span, Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 1981. Nancy Holt, Time Span, Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 1981. Concrete, stucco, and steel. 90 x 600 x 132 inches. Art © Holt-Smithson Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Courtesy the Holt-Smithson Foundation. The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria (formerly the Laguna Gloria Art Museum), Seven Sculptors Commission, 1981. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons, 2014.

Annual Celebration of Nancy Holt’s Time Span

Land art pioneer Nancy Holt framed the landscape with her site-specific sculptures. She completed Time Span on “4-5-81 2:00,” as inscribed on a plaque on the ground near her sculpture at Laguna Gloria. This date is also the artist’s birthday.

On that date and time, come see how the sculpture’s steel wheel casts a shadow around the plaque and brings into focus a view of the park in springtime.

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