Smithsonian’s Burning Man exhibit will allow viewers to wander through the playa in VR
For those who can’t make it to Black Rock City, Nevada to witness the majestic art installments of Burning Man, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. is hosting an exhibition in their Renwick Gallery to bring art from the playa into the city. The exhibit, called “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,” will run through Jan. 21, 2019.
Still can’t make it to the nation’s capital this year? Thanks to Intel, who is partnering with the Smithsonian, the art of Burning Man can now come straight to you. In an effort to accelerate digitizing its 157 million-piece collection, the joint project will allow museum attendees to virtually wander the site of the annual Burning Man festival.
On-site patrons will now be able to don VR headsets and visit the Black Rock Desert in Android Jones Deep Playa Experience, brought to you by artist Android Jones and his immersive media company, Vision Agency. Back in the real world, visitors will be able to view everything from sculptures and art to costumes and jewelry that came from the festival — all without getting caked in the desert’s infamous dust.