Experience the spectacular presentation of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man with an exciting range of special programs and events at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA).
The exhibition will be on view from October 12, 2019 to February 16, 2020, with associated programming running throughout the fall and winter.
Friday Nights at OMCA: Burning Man Block Party
Friday, November 8 | 5–10 pm
Burning Man meets Friday Nights at OMCA at this spectacular version of Oakland’s favorite block party. This extra special edition of Friday Nights features art cars, dancers, DJs, marching bands, and, of course, fire. The special event launches a weekend of Bay Area-wide programming from Burning Man artists throughout Oakland and beyond. Don’t miss this super-sized late-night extravaganza in celebration of special exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.
Beyond Burning Man: Bay Area Open Studios
Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 | 10 am–6 pm
Go behind the scenes on this self-guided adventure to discover local sites where Burning Man art featured on the playa is created. Explore studios in Oakland, meet the artists, and get a glimpse at art in the making. Check museumca.org for more details on how to plan your own self-led excursion.
Late Night at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Thursday, November 14, December 5, and January 9 | 5–10 pm
Join us for exclusive late-night access to OMCA’s major fall exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, with special appearances by Burning Man artists, food and drink, and much more. Stay up late and marvel at the spectacular artworks from one of the most widely-celebrated cultural events in the world alongside the artists who helped shape it.
Tickets are $21 in advance and $25 at the door for general admission, $16 in advance and $20 at the door for Members.
Sunday, November 17 and Sunday, January 19 | 12–4 pm
Experience the creative spirit of Burning Man at OMCA. Enjoy creative artmaking and inspiring projects that you might encounter in Black Rock City during the Burning Man event. This event is free and open to the public.
In Conversation: City in the Dust
Saturday, December 7 | 2 pm
As part of special exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, join several Burning Man founders for an insightful conversation about art, creativity, and building a city in the dust. The founders will discuss where they’ve been, what they’ve learned, and what changes are on the horizon for the Burning Man event. Tickets available soon at museumca.org.
In Conversation: Radical Inclusion in Oakland and Beyond
Saturday, January 11 | 2 pm
What does it take to create cities and spaces where everyone can feel included and thrive? Join us for a discussion exploring the concept of Radical Inclusion, one of the 10 Principles of Burning Man. Hear from a wide range of creative leaders about the ways we can create a sense of connection and belonging within our own communities and beyond. Tickets available soon at museumca.org.
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man Exhibition Tour
Every Sunday, beginning November 3 | 12 pm
View the spectacular artwork and large-scale installations from one of the most widely-celebrated cultural events in the world with an OMCA Docent as your guide. Explore works by Bay Area artists including jewelry, costumes, mutant vehicles, sculptures, photography, and paintings. Learn about Burning Man’s origins, from its counterculture roots in the San Francisco Bay Area to the world-famous desert gathering it is today. Included with Museum admission.