14 Photos From the Incredible Burning Man Art Exhibit

Eleise Theuer Photography + The Hermitage & Gardens

Before Burning Man was known for tech billionaires and bikini-clad models, it was famous for art. Each Labor Day weekend, artists from around the world make the trek to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to install large-scale art projects. During the festival, many of the art installations are burned (hence the name “Burning Man”), but a lucky few survive the weeklong festival. Norfolk, Virginia’s Hermitage Museum has an exhibit this summer of large-scale interactive installations from Burning Man that have been spared a fiery fate. The show features both indoor and outdoor works from seven of Burning Man’s most well-known artist collectives. The show runs until October 14 and is open for nighttime shows on select Thursday evenings throughout the summer.—Teddy Minford

Eleise Theuer Photography + The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Eleise Theuer Photography +The Hermitage Museum & Gardens