IMAGE: 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 – Laguna Gloria (formerly the Laguna Gloria Art Museum), Seven Sculptors Commission, 1981. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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Nancy Holt’s Birthday

Free with museum admission.

Happy Birthday, Nancy Holt! Forty years ago, land art pioneer Nancy Holt created the sculpture Time Span, especially for the beautiful lakeside grounds of Laguna Gloria. Come witness a special once a year event, when the shadow of the sculpture’s steel wheel aligns around a plaque inscribed with the date the artwork was completed, which also happens to be Holt’s birthday. We’re open all day for you to enjoy the park in springtime, but the best time to view the activation of the sculpture and its shadow is at 3P CST.

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