Smithsonian Burning Man Art Show Moves to the Midwest

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Smithsonian Burning Man Art Show Moves to the Midwest

Post by some seeing eye » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:42 pm

The Burning Man art show that started at the Smithsonian Renwick in Washington DC opens in Cincinnati, Ohio April 26 at the Art Museum https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/. It goes to Oakland in the Fall.

Cincinnati is an old river town with a very large suburban expansion, very into professional sports teams and very conservative. The city has recently been experiencing a renaissance with young creatives moving into rehabbed buildings in the central city and creating scrappy alternative art spaces, increasingly rare in the Bay Area. It's like Detroit, but at an earlier stage and more economical today than Detroit to live.

They installed the individual pieces through the galleries intermixed with the permanent collection, most of which is very old school classical.

Here is all the fawning prepress:

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entert ... 522633002/

https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/c ... dark-event

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/ ... it-an.html
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Re: Smithsonian Burning Man Art Show Moves to the Midwest

Post by some seeing eye » Thu May 09, 2019 7:57 am

More on Burning Man Art Show, including building a local temple.

https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/v ... -eden-park
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Re: Smithsonian Burning Man Art Show Attendance Highest in Museum History

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:27 pm

"The Cincinnati Art Museum has reported that fiscal year 2018-19, which ended Aug. 31, saw the highest attendance in the institution’s 133-year history. Some 346,000 people visited; 187,630 of them came during the slightly-more-than-four-month stay of the free No Spectators exhibition. (The numbers don’t perfectly coincide as No Spectators extended into the first two days of the new fiscal year.) By comparison, it surpassed the previous record-setter, 1982-83’s ticketed Treasures from the Tower of London exhibition. And 2018’s ticketed Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, is now the third highest-attended show, not the second."

Interesting, much of the exhibit was intermixed with the museum's permanent collection. Maybe we will see a surge in the regionals there and new participants in the BRC big burn? Hahaha, and children there asking their parents to take them!

https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/v ... f-all-time

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