Spiral Jetty

Copied Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, 35 minutes, color, sound, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company, 2008.21.10, © 1970, Robert Smithson. Courtesy of the Holt/Smithson Foundation and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Artwork Details

Title
Spiral Jetty
Date
1970
Location
Not on view
Copyright
© 1970, Robert Smithson. Courtesy of the Holt/Smithson Foundation and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company
Mediums
Mediums Description
35 minutes, color, sound
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape
Object Number
2008.21.10

Exhibitions

Media - 2014.50.1.4 - SAAM-2014.50.1.4_5 - 116527
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image (4.0)
December 4, 2015August 27, 2016
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image is a series of rotating exhibitions drawn from SAAM’s permanent collection. The works of art featured in this installation identify a complex relationship between still photography and moving images. These artistic engagements with captured and recorded pictures examine notions of storytelling and processes of interpretation, underscoring just how relative meaning can be, and urging viewers to question where the power of imagery might reside. Taken together, the arrangement traces a vibrant call and response between artists and pictures, narratives, and interpretation.