September’s field trip will be to the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery Museum (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW). We will meet on Saturday, September 15, 9:50 AM at the front entrance. We’ll also meet for lunch at a nearby restaurant (see below) at 12:00 AM. Tripods are not allowed. A sign-up sheet will be available at the September 4 and 11 club meetings. Cost is free. Mike Whalen is the organizer for this trip.
“No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.”
The artistic creations, lighting, shapes and colors of this exhibit, in addition to the building architecture, will make for an interesting morning of photography. Watch this video to get a better idea of what you’ll see: Burning Man youtube video. More information on the gallery and the exhibit can be found here: Smithsonian – Burning Man exhibit information.
We will be meeting for lunch (12:00 noon) at Le Pain Quotidien (click for map), 800 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006 – one block up from the Renwick on the left between H and I streets. It is a casual French bakery with sandwiches, soups and salads. They don’t take reservations, but in speaking with an employee, they will try to keep a 12-seat table open in the back for us.