things to do | spring 2018

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A couple weeks ago, my parents came to visit. While my Dad and husband hit the golf course, I took my Mom to see “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” at the Renwick Gallery.

The Renwick has been hitting it out of the park with their exhibits since they re-opened in 2015. The “No Spectators” exhibit was fascinating.

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Burning Man is a week long music and art festival that happens every year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. It’s legendary and if you’re a “burner”, you’re obsessed with the entire experience. The Renwick exhibit explains the history of the festival and gives you a tiny glimpse into the costumes, art and ingenuity that occurs during the festival.

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I loved the exhibit. It’s interactive and visually dazzling. I told my friends that were visiting for Spring Break to go with their four kids and it was one of the highlights of their trip. My Mom thought it was totally weird. (hahaha! You can’t win them all, right?)

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I also took my Mom to see Barak and Michelle Obama portraits, which she enjoyed.

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The portraits are popular! We went when the museum opened and there were lines at both.

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While we were at the Portrait Museum, we also saw the Do Ho Such: Almost Home Exhibit. The concept of the show sounded intriguing: architectural sculptures of “home” made of transparent materials. Visually, it was interesting. Overall, I was underwhelmed. I guess that’s why art is subjective.

Next on my list of “things to do” is the Cézanne exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. I’m the epitome of a museum nerd, aren’t I?  Go check out these things yourself. Entry to all the exhibits is free.






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