Seven Magic Mountains: colorful rocks formation in Las Vegas
You must visit this colorful rock in the middle of the desert!
17 Mar 2022
Seven Magic Mountains is a sculpture park located at the western end of Las Vegas, Nevada. There are actually seven large statues made of large, colorful stones with a rainbow pattern.
Seven Magic Mountains is produced by the Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016, and was originally slated to run for two years. Due to the tremendous success of Seven Magic Mountains since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to explore ways to keep the artwork visible on his current site. Producers are continuing to work on an extension plan that will allow the Seven Magic Mountains to remain visible for the next several years.
About the artist: Ugo Rondinone
Ugo Rondinone, born 1964 in Brunnen, Switzerland, lives and works in New York and has long embraced various forms and media. By allowing himself to be so formal, Rondinone creates the conditions for a wide emotional range. His work has been recognized for its ability to channel psychological expression and deep insights into the human condition and the relationship between humans and nature. Drawing on the natural world, romanticism and existentialism, his works encapsulate the "mental trinity" that has underpinned his art for more than twenty years.
Recent solo performances include Carre d'Art, Nimes, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Secession, Vienna (2015), Rockbund Museum of Art, Shanghai, Museo Anahuacalli, Mexico (2014); Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, M Museum, Leuven (2013)
Know Before You Go
It should be noted that the Seven Magic Mountains is an art exhibition that could be dismissed as if it were. The exhibition as of March 2022 is on display and open, so if you've always wanted to see the Seven Magic Mountains in person, now is the time to do so! Public access is free and available to everyone.
This Seven Magic Mountains art exhibition is on display outdoors and in the summer months the temperature is often above 100 degrees. Remember to pack plenty of water and snacks, along with sunscreen and a hat. Keep an eye on the wildlife living in and around the area, especially protected species such as the desert tortoise. And of course, please don't destroy the artwork by climbing on it, trying to move it, or damaging it.