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Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory journey through time at MAAM. During this ceremony, experience the activation of Katie Paterson’s artwork, To Burn, Forest, Fire which involves the burning of two incense sticks–one evoking the scents of the earth’s earliest forest and the other imagining the aroma of the last forest.

Offered as a moment of calm and reflection, this olfactory artwork and contemplative experience seeks to remind us of humanity’s role in increasing levels of extinction around the globe.

This event is 30 minutes in duration.


This event will feature the burning of incense and is not recommended for individuals with scent sensitivities.


This event is free with advance registration. MAAM may accommodate unregistered walk-up guests on the evening of this event only as capacity allows; walk-up tickets on the evening of the event are not guaranteed. Evening events often sell out; plan ahead and register in advance.


Photos and/or videos will be taken at this event. By attending this event, you acknowledge and agree that your likeness may be included in photos and videos of the event and that those photos and videos may be used by MassArt in connection with MassArt and MassArt Art Museum communications. If you do not agree with this usage, please notify a staff member upon arrival to receive a no-photo sticker.


MassArt Art Museum is committed to creating a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment during in-person and virtual programs and events. To request an access or disability-related accommodation, please contact MassArt Art Museum at at least two weeks before the date of the event.



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