Rapper Kanye West has donated $10 million to the ongoing construction of a major land art project at Roden Crater, 38 miles northwest of Flagstaff.
Artist James Turrell acquired the 3-mile-wide former volcano in 1977 in order to transform its inner cone into an observatory for experiencing solar and celestial phenomena.
The site is managed by Arizona State University, which is working with the artist to raise $200 million with the goal to have the project completed in the next five years. A visitor's center, restaurant and rental cabins are also planned for the site.
West toured Turrell's project in December 2018, and wrote that he was impressed on social media.