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City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man – Reno

November 1, 2017 at 8:00 am - January 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm

City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man - Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts E. L. Wiegand Gallery, Reno

Enter the remarkable story of Burning Man and how this iconic event evolved from a collaborative ecology that has it’s roots in 1960’s San Francisco at Baker Beach. This unique event features never-before-seen photographs, artifacts, journals, sketches, and notebooks that provide revelation into the genesis of the truly magnificent phenomena of human expression that is Burning Man.

“City of Dust spans three consecutive galleries at the Nevada Museum of Art, each focusing on a specific era in the
convergence’s growth and change. Themes include Counter-cultural Roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, Spontaneous Order in the Desert, Art on the Playa and Beyond, Burning Man’s Global Reach, and Burning Man into the Future. While some of the materials on view are on loan from private collections, most are drawn from the Archive Collections of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art. Home to the largest publicly-held collection of Burning Man archives anywhere, researchers travel from around the world to study these materials while seeking to better understand Burning Man’s legacy.” – Download the Nevada Museum of Arts Press Release

The archive-based exhibition, organized by the Nevada Museum of Art, is on view in Reno July 1, 2017 through
January 7, 2018. It will travel to the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, in spring 2018.


E. L. Wiegand Gallery
160 West Liberty Street
Reno, NV 89501
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