Rare Burning Man Photos, Journals, Artifacts Coming to Nevada Museum of Art

Walking into the Nevada Museum of Art's newest exhibition is like walking into a Burning Man time capsule. 

A pair of dusty boots. A 1986 sketch of the man. Several jars of ash and melted glass collected from torched effigies over the years. 

City of Dust, open to the public from July 1 through Jan. 7, 2018, is a more than 300-piece collection of Burning Man relics, just a sliver of the more than 6,000 items that the museum has collected for its Burning Man archive at the Center for Art and Environment in Reno. 

After the exhibition's debut in Reno, it will travel to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in spring 2018.

The exhibition traces the more than three-decade evolution of an event that has morphed from a bohemian beach gathering in San Francisco in 1986 to the modern-day 68,000-person pop-up city in Northern Nevada's Black Rock Desert each year. 

Burning Man celebrated 30 years since its birth last year, and this year's event is on the horizon, planned for Aug. 27 to Sept. 4.  > Read More

Featured Image: Richard Misrach's photograph, Desert Croquet [#3 (Balls/Plane/Car], 1987 (Photo: Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, Gift of Michael Light)