Wednesday, June 13, 2018
12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Please let us know if you are planning to join us so we are sure to have a big enough table reserved.
June 13th @ 1pm
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Burning Man is a unique cultural festival that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every year, attracting more than 75,000 people in honor of creativity. Massive, large-scale installations are built, celebrated and sometimes burned ritually in the temporary, man-made city in the desert. With the exhibit at the Renwick Gallery, you’ll be able to experience the spirit of a festival that takes places thousands of miles away without leaving the nation’s capital.
No Spectators is so epic, museum walls cannot contain it. The Renwick teamed up with Golden Triangle Business Improvement District to expand outside of the museum's walls and into the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood. Look for jaw-dropping sculptures and installations scattered throughout the 43-square-block radius, including an ode to Maya Angelou, a math-inspired deltahedron entitled Golden Spike and a fitting pair of ten-foot-tall stainless-steel letters,
X-O, standing side-by-side.
Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 to sign up.
William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams.
June 18th @ 10:15 am
By: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.