1.26 Denver Biennial Sculpture.jpeg
ArtistJanet Echelman
TypeHigh-tenacity polyester
LocationDenver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, United States

1.26 is a public art sculpture commission designed by artist Janet Echelman for Denver's inaugural Biennial of the Americas celebration in July 2010.

Description and history[]

The sculpture's name is a reference the 2010 Chile earthquake which may have resulted in a 1.26 microsecond shortening of the days on Earth.[1] The sculpture's shape was inspired by NOAA's graphic simulation of the tsunami caused by the earthquake. The sculpture was hung outside the Denver Art Museum between the museum and the Civic Center Park's Greek Amphitheater. It was installed in Sydney in 2011, Amsterdam in 2012, and Singapore in 2014, and Durham in 2015.[2] From May to October 2016, the work is installed in Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.[3][4][2]


  1. ^ "NASA - Chilean Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days". Nasa.gov. Archived from the original on January 6, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Conference by Janet Echelman - MAC Montréal". Macm.org. Archived from the original on November 23, 2020. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Montreal Is Installing Massive "Floating Glowing Clouds" At Quartier Des Spectacles For The Summer". Mtlblog.com. April 22, 2015. Archived from the original on October 27, 2020. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Janet Echelman's fishnet-inspired sculpture hangs again above Jardins Gamelin". Cbc.ca. Archived from the original on May 30, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2017.

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Coordinates: 39°44′15″N 104°59′20″W / 39.73750°N 104.98889°W / 39.73750; -104.98889