Lori VanMeter

Lulu Gubria

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Art Twistory: The Temples at Burning Man

  • Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

The Burning Man project has been variously described as an art festival, a circus, a camp-out, a sociological experiment, a rave, a ritual, a Bacchanalia, druid puke...  Whatever.  Amid this enigmatic occurrence stands a temple, solemn and serious, dedicated to the memory of the deceased. Every year, thousands of people at Burning Man find a way to intertwine an unusual celebration of life with an unusual commemoration of death. This beautiful photographic presentation examines the roots, traditions, and meaning behind the annual creation and destruction of the temples at Burning Man.  Cost: $10 donation appreciated, $5 students and seniors.  No reservations necessary.  (Supporting essay here) (About Art Twistory)

Earlier Event: August 19
3rd Friday at the MAH: Bodies