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Renewick Visit: Burning Man Exhibit

Meeting time: 9:45 a.m. 

Estimated return: 4:30 p.m.

Each year in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, a city of 70,000 people erect enormous experimental art installations that rise out of the dust for a single week. Then, at its conclusion, many are burned to the ground. This thriving temporary metropolis known as the Art of Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity and one of the most influential phenomenons in contemporary American art and culture. 

For the first time, the Art of Burning Man exhibit brings the large-scale participatory work from the desert to the national's capital. The exhibit takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave, NW and brings the Burning Man culture to life through artworks, room-size installations plus jewelry, and costumes that transport visitors to the famed desert location, the "playa." The exhibit also includes six outdoor installations throughout the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Come see it for yourself with the FAL.

Carpool and Metro Transportation: Park in the garage near the old Village Gallery location at 3950 University Drive (or elsewhere) and gather by 9:45 a.m. in the air conditioned lobby by the yoga studio. At 10 a.m. designated drivers will depart for the Vienna Metro Station (Orange Line). A Metro fare card is needed to ride to the Faragut West Metro stop. Members interested in joining the group should contact Susan Reichbart at

Following the exhibit, the group will walk to a local restaurant and then return by Metro to the Vienna Metro Station.