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Cincinnati Art Museum bringing 'The Art of Burning Man' to the Queen City

Exhibition will open to the public on April 26
Posted: 11:37 AM, Jan 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-08 16:58:50Z

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum will bring some of the hottest art from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to the Queen City this spring.

On April 26, the museum will unveil the first part of "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man," a traveling exhibition of art inspired by or created during the annual seven-day Burning Man festival near Reno, Nevada.

“It is one of the most influential movements in contemporary American art and culture,” said Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum’s Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert director in a press release. "The visual culture created in conjunction with the Burning Man gathering each year is a democratic and inclusive model of artistic expression. Working with the thinkers and artists who create the culture challenges the very notion of an art museum."

The museum will unveil additional Burning Man art on June 7. Both phases of the exhibition will be on display through Sept. 2.

"The Art of Burning Man" will feature giant mutant art vehicles, costuming and immersive gallery-sized installations that reflect the ethos, maker culture, principles and creative spirit of the festival.

It will feature jewelry, video and photography by artists and designers who have participated in the festival. There will also be a companion exhibition called "City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man" borrowed from the Nevada Museum of Art that traces Burning Man's counterculture origins.