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  • No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man | Virtual Reality Exhibit

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Sunday, October 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 10/27/2018 9:00 AM 10/28/2018 5:00 PM America/New_York No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man | Virtual Reality Exhibit

    Installation View: FoldHaus Art Collective, Shrumen Lumen. Photo by Ron Blunt / Renwick Gallery

    Included with Museum admission

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum, in partnership with Intel, is sending the digitized wonder of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man on the road. No Spectators brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to Smithsonian Affiliate museums around the country via Virtual Reality. This immersive 3D experience allows visitors to “see” this exhibition at the Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. 

    *Intel requires all participants be over the age of 13.

    About Burning Man

    Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 70,000 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.

    Installation View: FoldHaus Art Collective, Shrumen Lumen. Photo by Ron Blunt / Renwick Gallery

    Included with Museum admission

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum, in partnership with Intel, is sending the digitized wonder of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man on the road. No Spectators brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to Smithsonian Affiliate museums around the country via Virtual Reality. This immersive 3D experience allows visitors to “see” this exhibition at the Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. 

    *Intel requires all participants be over the age of 13.

    About Burning Man

    Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 70,000 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.