Sep
04

Why art thrives at Burning Man

Why art thrives at Burning Man

Nora Atkinson, who curated “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” at the Renwick Gallery, takes us on a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered there what’s often missing from museums: curiosity and engagement. Continue reading Why art thrives at Burning Man

Aug
31

Sailor, statesman, symbol: Reflecting on John McCain and the Vietnam War

Sailor, statesman, symbol: Reflecting on John McCain and the Vietnam War

Arizona Senator John S. McCain III bid the nation farewell on August 25. For 60 years, McCain served the country either as a naval officer or as an elected official. The National Museum of American History asked curator Frank Blazich Jr. to reflect on the remarkable career of a man indelibly marked—like the country he served—by the Vietnam War. Continue reading Sailor, statesman, symbol: Reflecting on John McCain and the Vietnam War

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