More often than not, for those of us living in a big city, a work of art we’d like to see is a hop, skip, and a subway ride away. But some powerful and profound pieces can be found much farther afield, where they engage with nature, politics, and the relationship between the two. From iconic land art perched on the edge of the Painted Desert to a satellite caught in perpetual orbit around the Earth, we bring you a selection of works that are located 100 miles or more from a major city (which, for the purposes of this article, means a population above 150,000 people).
James Turrell, Roden Crater
Nearest Major Population Center:
Phoenix, Arizona (144 miles)