No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

FoldHaus, Shrumen Lumen, 2016. Photo by Rene Smith.

Aaron Taylor Kuffner, GAMELTRON, photo by Libby Weiler

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….












No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale work from this annual desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

March 30, 2018 – January 21, 2019

Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)

Smithsonian American Art Museum