Nora Atkinson

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Curator of “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” at the Renwick Gallery of SAAM

Curator Nora Atkinson has brought a sense of that annual hotbed of artistic ingenuity in Nevada’s Black Rock desert with the daring and successful “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.” It’s the hottest exhibit in DC appealing to all ages. The exhibit at Renwick Gallery often has lines around the block—and for good reason. It is dazzling; focusing on massive installations that fill rooms with sight and sound. But please don’t just look. Participate and play with the interactive installations; leave a remembrance behind at the temple, lie down on pillows and watch the ceiling shift and pulsate with light. The exhibit fills the museum and spills out into the streets of Washington DC. In this week’s podcast, Nora Atkinson talks about the practical and visionary aspects of bringing this very particular desert art to Washington DC.