City of Dust:
The Evolution of Burning Man

Art + Environment Gallery | Floor 2

For the first time ever, explore the remarkable story of how the legendary Nevada gathering known as Burning Man evolved through collaborative ritual from humble countercultural roots on San Francisco’s Baker Beach into the world-famous desert convergence it is today. Never-before-seen photographs, artifacts, journals, sketches, and notebooks reveal how this temporary experimental desert city came to be—and how it continues to evolve.

This exhibition is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art.

Many of the items included are drawn from the archive collections of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

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Lead Gift

Bently Foundation

Major Gift

Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

Supporting Gifts

Maureen Mullarkey and Steve Miller; Eleanor and Robert Preger; The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank; Volunteers in Art of the Nevada Museum of Art

Additional Gifts

City of Reno; Jan and David Hardie

Media Gifts

KUNR Reno Public Radio; Reno News & Review

 

City of Dust will travel to the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum March 30, 2018 – September 16, 2018 as part of their exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.

 

Past
Events

Talks
Saturday December 16, 2017 2 – 3:30 pm

$teven Ra$pa on The Radical Self (Ir)Reverence of Performance Art at Burning Man

Talks
Friday December 8, 2017 12 – 1 pm

Tony Coyote on Stories, Ceremony and Rituals

Talks
Saturday December 2, 2017 2 – 3 pm

Harley K. Dubois on The Psychology of Burning Man

Talks
Thursday November 30, 2017 6 – 7 pm

Meghan Rutigliano on the Global Growth of the Burning Man Network

Talks
Saturday November 18, 2017 2 – 3 pm

Michael Mikel: Coyote Goes to Burning Man

Talks
Friday November 3, 2017 12 – 1 pm

Christopher Breedlove on Burners Without Borders

Talks
Thursday October 26, 2017 6 – 7 pm

David Best on Building Sacred Spaces

Member Events
Thursday October 19, 2017 5 – 9 pm

Members Premiere: Art + Environment Season

Talks
Thursday October 12, 2017 6 – 7 pm

Larry Harvey in Conversation with David Walker: Reflections on the Growth of Burning Man

Talks
Friday September 29, 2017 12 – 1 pm

Kerry Rohrmeier on the Urban Geography of Black Rock City

Talks
Saturday September 16, 2017 1 – 3 pm

Marian Goodell on the Films and Shorts of Burning Man

Talks
Thursday September 14, 2017 6 – 7 pm

Deborah A. Boehm and Carolyn L. White: Archaeology and Ethnography of Black Rock City

Hours of Operation
Tuesday September 5, 2017 10 am – 6 pm

MUSEUM OPEN: Burning Man Day

Talks
Thursday August 24, 2017 6 – 7 pm

Harrod Blank in Conversation with Philo Northrup on Wild Wheels: Celebrating the Art Car

Talks
Sunday August 20, 2017 4 – 5 pm

Leo Villareal on Black Rock to Bridges

Talks
Saturday August 19, 2017 5 – 8:30 pm

The Folk & the Lore: The Playa

Talks
Thursday August 17, 2017 6 – 7 pm

John Law on Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society

Talks
Friday August 4, 2017 12 – 1 pm

Ladybee on Playa Made Jewelry

Special Events
Thursday July 27, 2017 4 – 8 pm

MidTown Art Walk

Talks
Saturday July 22, 2017 2 – 3 pm

Art on the Playa and Beyond: Community, Participation and Interactivity

Talks
Thursday July 13, 2017 6 – 7 pm

Building the City of Dust

Talks
Tuesday August 2, 2016 6 – 7:30 pm

Michael Mikel on the Five Ages of Burning Man

Media