Oakland Museum The Art of Burning Man

Oakland Museum The Art of Burning ManNo Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Through February 16th at the Oakland Museum of CA
Marvel at the spectacular artwork and large-scale installations from one of the most widely-celebrated cultural events in the world. Each year the weeklong Burning Man event attracts over 70,000 people to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

Participants create and build Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis where experimental art installations—some ritually burned to the ground—are the centerpiece for innovators, makers, and a burgeoning artistic community.

This exhibition illuminates the values of Burning Man through its guiding Ten Principles: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-reliance, Radical Self-expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy.
The immersive and multi-sensory experience will extend beyond the gallery walls into the Museum’s public spaces—including an OMCA-commissioned 40-foot-tall outdoor temple by internationally-acclaimed sculptor David Best. The exhibition features many works by Bay Area artists including jewelry, costumes, “mutant” vehicles, sculptures, photography, and paintings. The companion exhibition within the gallery, City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man traces Burning Man’s origins from its countercultural roots in the San Francisco Bay Area to the world-famous desert gathering it is today.

Timed tickets are required for entry to the special exhibition, guaranteeing entrance to the exhibition at the time designated on the ticket. This ticket also permits you access to all other Museum galleries and exhibitions.

It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets online in advance as a limited number of same-day tickets will be available onsite at the Museum depending on capacity.

Visit the OMCA website for more details.

The Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Directions and parking information can be found here.

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