New Exhibit Illuminates the Ineffable History of Burning Man

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Discover the evolution of the “City of Dust.”

From its unassuming beginnings as a bonfire on a San Francisco beach to a massive gathering that draws tens of thousands of people to Black Rock Desert every year, City of Dust—an exhibition now on display at the Nevada Museum of Art—tracks the evolution of the phenomenon that is Burning Man.

Remnant pieces of neon, metal, ashes and nails collected by Crimson Rose the morning after The Man burns, which she refers to as
Greg Mancuso of the SF Suicide Club
Black Rock City LLC Founders
1. Remnant pieces of neon, metal, ashes and nails collected by Crimson Rose the morning after The Man burns, which she refers to as “Burning Man Vintage” 2. Greg Mancuso of the SF Suicide Club 3. Black Rock City LLC Founders

The exhibit features exclusives photos, artifacts, journals, sketches, and notebooks that explore how “collaborative ritual” has shaped this unique event.

 

Banner designed by Kevin Evans
Banner designed by Kevin Evans Nevada Museum of Art; Laurence Vallieres

 

The City of Dust exhibition is on view now through January 7, 2018 in Reno Tahoe.

Nevada Museum of Art