- Associated Press - Saturday, March 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) A big rock that has been lumbering across Southern California for the past week and a half has arrived at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

It was cheered along the way by what has become an audience of tens of thousands. It reached its new home early Saturday morning.

It will become the centerpiece of acclaimed earth artist Michael Heizer’s latest creation, “Levitated Mass.”

The 340-ton boulder left a dusty quarry in Riverside on Feb. 28. It was chauffeured toward its destination by a specially built carrier as long as a football field.

As it made a long, circuitous journey, it gained a following of rock star proportions.

With the rock finally in place, museum officials hope it will be ready to be unveiled sometime this summer.