Burning Man in DC

You won’t need to leave the east coast to experience this Nevada festival.

It’s no secret Burning Man festival takes place in a remote desert only to bring more than 50,000 attendees to create a temporary city. Most east coasters know about the festival’s reputation, but most do not flock to Nevada to experience the major event.

When the Smithsonian announced “No Spectators: The Art of the Burning Man” exhibition to take place in the Renwick Gallery, I knew there would be interactive installations that would embody the festival’s spirit. Not only can visitors gaze at marvelous artwork, they can also enjoy immersive room-sized installations, costumes, jewelry, artifacts and a virtual reality tour.

So if you’re like me and you’ve been itching to go, but would never want to endure the heat, this is a great way to get a taste of Burning Man.

For more information, visit https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/burning-man.

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Wondering at The Renwick

The highly anticipated Renwick Gallery exceeds expectations with the debut opening exhibit, WONDER.

The long-awaited unveiling of The Renwick Gallery finally opened this past week. While I couldn’t make it to the opening ceremonies and preview nights, I made it a priority to visit this weekend with friends.

Part of the National Museum of American Art, The Renwick Gallery features a number of installations that locals waited more than 30 minutes outside in chilly weather. The opening exhibit: WONDER. The collection includes nine talented, contemporary artists with larger-than-life masterpieces.


On Instagram, it’s amazing to gaze upon a collection of magnificent photography on Instagram.

Photography is highly encouraged and there isn’t a single spot where you can’t take a selfie.





  

This is quite possibly the most hype spot in the District after David Chang’s momofuku. Visit on a weekday to avoid lines, crowds and people bumping into you.

The Renwick Gallery is located on 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW and is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.