Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 30
ART & CULTURE
Ephemeral art blooms during cherry blossom season in D.C.
The giant sculptural installations that Burning Man participants erect in Nevada's Black
Rock Desert and often set aﬂame are taking up residence at the Renwick Gallery of the
Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. No Spectators: The Art of Burning
Man, opening March 30, features large-scale works, as well as costumes, jewelry, photography, and more. In a museum ﬁrst, the exhibit will expand beyond the Renwick, with sculptures
placed throughout the surrounding neighborhood through December. americanart.si.edu.
The National Gallery of Art kicks off a six-city tour of Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings on
March 4. The show consists of 115 images, many never before exhibited, from the American photographer known for haunting scenes that range from adolescent portraiture to
landscapes. After closing on May 28, the collection will visit the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los
Angeles and the Jeu de Paume in Paris, among other stops, over the next two years. nga.gov.
Jewelry's value is largely
derived from its materials,
but Bijoux d'artistes, running
March 7 through July 8 at the
Museum of Decorative Arts
in Paris, makes the case for
appraisal by design. Parisbased collector Diane Venet,
wife of sculptor Bernar
Venet, owns baubles made
by a who's who of the modern and contemporary art
world, from Pablo Picasso
and Alexander Calder to
Louise Bourgeois, Damien
Hirst, and Jeff Koons. Her
jewels form the nucleus of
the 230-piece show, which
includes rings, masks, necklaces, and a watch-brooch
by Salvador Dalí - one of
150 artists represented.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
(SHRUMEN LUMEN) RENE SMITH, (SALLY MANN PHOTOGRAPHS) PETER K. PHILBIN, (BROOCH) PHILIPPE SERVENT
Clockwise from above left: Sally Mann's Oak Hill Baptist 01:01 and Bean's Bottom,
a brooch by Salvador Dalí, and FoldHaus collective's Shrumen Lumen.