Psychedelic pics from Oakland Museum's Burning Man exhibit
The Oakland Museum of California is feeling the Burn.
The multidisciplinary hub for the arts hosts an exhibit on the artwork of Burning Man from October 12 through February 16.
Over the past 33 years, the Burning Man festival has grown from a DIY affair on Baker Beach to a massive weeklong event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada that draws 70,000 people from across the globe.
Participants spend months preparing large-scale art projects to be unveiled at the festival, many of which will be on display in Oakland, including a collection of "mutant" vehicles. The museum also commissioned a site-specific 40-foot-tall temple from sculptor David Best that will be displayed outside the museum.
Longtime Burning Man participants have mixed opinions about the festival's growth, and some feel that the identity of the festival has been lost, but the exhibit aims to showcase the ten guiding principles that have steered the festival for 33 years, which range from radical inclusion to immediacy.
The museum will also host events revolving around the exhibit like a Burning Man Block Party on Friday, Nov. 8, three Thursday night parties (November 14, December 5, January 9) and Sunday playa pop-ups on November 17 and January 19. It's yet to be announced if they'll have any reservation-only noodle shops on-site.
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