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The Great Salt Lake in Utah, which houses Robert Smithson's famous land work, Spiral Jetty, is facing the most critical drought in history.

Water is dropping south of the lake's historic low, set in 1963. According to a story by the Salt Lake Tribune, reported in February, the lake level was at an all-time low at 4,193.8 feet and "many observers expect it to dip to a new historic low within the year, depending on precipitation this winter."

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The Dia Art Foundation is well known for its stewardship of two of the greatest pieces of American land art: Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty” in Utah and Walter De Maria’s “Lightning Field” in New Mexico.

In 2015, after years of planning, it will open an ambitious new long-term project that is intended to ask provocative questions about what “American” means and to push the boundaries of the foundation’s roots in the Minimalist and Conceptual movements of the 1960s and ’70s.

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