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Saturday, October 10, 2009

National Gallery of Art Acquires Leo Villareal's Installation Multiverse

WASHINGTON, DC.- Conner Contemporary Art announced that the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC has acquired for the permanent collection Leo Villareal's installation Multiverse.

Multiverse, the largest and most complex light sculpture created by American artist Leo Villareal, may be seen and experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art. Commissioned by the Gallery and on view until November 2009, the work features approximately 41,000 computer-programmed LED (light-emitting diode) nodes that run through channels along the entire 200-foot-long space. The development of this LED project began in 2005, and the installation created by Villareal specifically for this location began in September 2008.

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