Sunday, September 2, 2018

Burning Man At the Renwick

Meet "Deep Thought," which sits, glowing from within, casting color-changing light and geometric shadows around the second floor of the Renwick Gallery. The soft chimes and deep metallic bongs of gamelan music transform the space into a calm retreat, a welcome respite from the vibes of anger and chaos emanating from the White House across the street. Yelena Filipchuck and Serge Beaulieu's laser-cut steel sculptures are part of a show that celebrates the ephemeral art that appears then disappears in the Nevada desert each August at the Burning Man festival. Although the first floor exhibits will come down this month, giant origami mushrooms, a ceiling-mounted light show, an elaborate temple and of course "Deep Thought" all await your visit until December.