Burning Man Artworks Enlivened Golden Triangle Streets and Parks in New Collaboration with Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery
A groundbreaking collaboration between the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery – entitled No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick – activated Washington, DC’s central business district with six public art installations from March through December 2018. The unique partnership marked the first time the Renwick Gallery expanded beyond its walls to show artwork along the streets and parks within the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood.
The project was an outdoor extension of the Renwick Gallery’s museum-wide exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man which featured large-scale, immersive artworks that are the hallmark of the annual celebration in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, an influential phenomenon in contemporary art and culture. No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick was on view in the Golden Triangle from March 30 through December 2018, with the Renwick exhibition on display through January 21, 2019. View the full press release online.
Click on each photo below to find additional artist information and their previous locations within the Golden Triangle. To see photos from installation, click here.
Burning Man blazes experimental art trail from Nevada Desert to D.C. – The Washington Diplomat
Bringing Burning Man’s Art from the Nevada desert to downtown D.C. streets – Smithsonian Insider
Something’s ‘burning’ at Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery – Fredericksburg.com
Burning Man goes to Washington – Hyperallergic
Burning Man exhibition opens at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery – Architectural Record
This exhibit brings the spirit of Burning Man to D.C. – The Washington Post
Here’s where to find the Renwick Gallery’s Burning Man art all over downtown D.C. – Washington Post Express
Will the spirit of Burning Man art survive in museums? – New York Times
The art of Burning Man, without the burn – Wall Street Journal
Burning Man art is on its way to the Smithsonian in D.C. – Reno Gazette Journal
Mark your calendar: 16 things to do around Washington in March – Washington Post