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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Downtown)
1661 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
(at 17th Street)
Washington, DC 20003

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(202) 633-1000


Daily, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm; through January 21




No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

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Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 75,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are ritually burned to the ground. The thriving temporary metropolis known as Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving innovation through its principles of radical self-expression, decommodification, communal participation, and reverence for the handmade. Both a cultural movement and an annual event, Burning Man remains one of the most influential phenomenons in contemporary American art and culture.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.