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A Burning Man art exhibition has opened at The Smithsonian

'No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man' is open now...

Burning Man is synonymous with its inspiring art installations — so it'll come as no surprise that some of the festival’s most iconic art pieces will be displayed at the Smithsonian museum in Washington DC from this week.

The 9-month long installation, dubbed ‘No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man’, will be located at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery until January 2019.

On show will be a handful of pieces including the imposing-looking Tin Pan Dragon by Duane Flatmo, Richard Wilks’ Evotrope and Shrumen Lumen from FoldHaus, which is a giant glowing mushroom display that reacts to human interaction.

The exhibition is set to "bring the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time" and will be taking over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding neighbourhoods.

There’s a trailer for the exhibition below and it looks like it’s going to be a must-see exhibition.

The festival recently announced it wants to expand to 100,000 attendees if it can get the locals on board.

Check out the trailer below.

Photo by Rene Smith