Desert Art Preview 2013

Event has passed (Fri Jun 14, 2013 - Fri Jun 14, 2013)
de Young Museum


Annual Artist Lecture Series
6:00pm-8:25pm (Speakers begin at 6:05pm SHARP!)
FREE admission!

At the Koret Auditorium in de Young Museum
Venue graciously provided by: de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco
(415) 750-3600 for museum info

Come early to enjoy the museum and take your seat in the Koret Auditorium at 6pm.

This is our very popular annual artist lecture series, where you get a sneak preview of some of the many notable art projects in progress right now for Burning Man 2013. You'll hear from artists who are creating revolutionary works of art, often in radically collaborative ways. Some have been creating work for the inhospitable tabula rasa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for many years and will be sharing war stories. This is also the perfect opportunity to learn how YOU can get involved and support these and other artists at the Burning Man event and year-round—as we increasingly seek to place interactive, collaborative and community-generating works of art in cities around the world!

Each speaker will have approximately 10 minutes, so please arrive on time. This event is free and part of the free Friday Nights at the de Young series.

Also arrive early at the de Young and enjoy Urbanauts, a wonderful artist collaboration between Sean Orlando and Rebar, hosted by the de Young and supported by the Black Rock Arts Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.

If you can't make it, look up Burning Man art projects at the link below and directly contact these and other artists/projects as you feel inspired. Get involved and help make the art you wish to see in the world!

6:05 - 6:10 Welcome and Introductions $teven Ra$pa
6:10 - 6:15 2013 Theme: Beth Scarborough
6:15 - 6:25 Zonotopia: Rob Bell
6:30 - 6:40 Mens Amplio: Don Cain
6:45 - 6:55 Truth is Beauty: Marco Cochrane
7:00 - 7:10 VLAM and the Circle of Regional Effigies: Beth Scarborough
7:15 - 7:25 BELIEVE: Laura Kimpton
7:30 - 7:40 Burning Man Project: Crimson Rose
7:45 - 7:55 Homorouborus and Tantalus: Peter Hudson
8:00 - 8:10 Control Tower: International Art Megacrew
8:15 - 8:25 Xylophage: Flaming Lotus Girls
8:25 - 8:30 Questions


  1. de Young Museum
    50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA