Year of 2017

'Spiral Jetty' at Great Salt Lake, Utah

When the water level is low enough at Rozel Point on the northeastern shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, you can see the basalt-rock earthwork structure called Spiral Jetty. The art installation was built in 1970 by artist Robert Smithson. At 15 feet wide and 1,500 feet long, it’s hard to miss and may tempt visitors to follow the path of the jetty as it curves in on itself, counterclockwise.

Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in April 1970 that is considered to be the central work of American sculptor Robert Smithson. Smithson documented the construction of the sculpture in a 32-minute color film also titled Spiral Jetty.
Opened: 1970
Architect: Robert Smithson
Period: Land art