Below are just a few of the fabulous live auction lots available to the highest bidder the night of Ziggurat. Guests will also have the opportunity to donate to specific Museum initiatives during the Fund-A-Need component of the auction.

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Escape to Tuscany
Go off the grid with a Caribbean getaway
Dine with an artist in his private oasis
Night at the Museum
Get Cooking with Tanya Holland & Sunset Magazine
Bay Area Sports Lovers Trifecta
Be proud with your unique Michele Pred bag


Escape to Tuscany
Pack your bags and prepare to live la dolce vita for six nights this summer

Spend a magical week (August 20–27) in a luxurious villa in Tuscany in the rolling hills just south of Florence. Casale Pietti is a three master suite villa with a guest residence located steps away with a fourth master suite—perfect for a trip with family or friends! The luxury villa has everything you need for a relaxing week in Tuscany, including a private, glass-tiled infinity pool. The villa is located within Castello di Casole resort, a luxury 4,000 acre private land holding in Tuscany with a five star hotel, spa, fitness center and fine dining restaurants.

Package includes:

  • 6 night/7 day stay at Casale Pietti, a Tuscan villa with 4 master suites
  • Personal concierge service
  • Fair Market Value: $25,000

Opening Bid: $10,000

Restrictions: Available from August 20 to 27, 2017 only.

Generously contributed by an OMCA supporter.


Go Off the Grid with a Caribbean Getaway
Spend a week in a brand new Caribbean villa on St. John, USVI

St. John is one of the most stunning islands in the Caribbean, with over 60% of the island dedicated to the US National Park Service. Brezza di Mare is a newly constructed Caribbean villa featuring two master suites, a pool with views of the Caribbean Sea, hot tub, and a covered outdoor pavilion with living/dining room and outdoor grill. Located on the South Shore of the island at the edge of the national park, enjoy unobstructed views as far away as St. Croix (45 miles to the south). Only twelve minutes from the town of Cruz Bay and 18 minutes from the national park beaches, Brezza di Mare affords the peace and serenity of going off the grid while still being accessible for dinners or nights out on the town.

Package includes:

  • Seven-night stay in Brezza di Mare to be used in 2018. 

Opening Bid: $2,000

Restrictions: Pending availability, the home is available in 2018 for a seven (7) night stay from Saturday to Saturday. Some blackout dates apply (2/172/24; 4/144/21; 11/1711/24; 12/2212/31). Please note to access the home you will need a rental car, which you can arrange prior to your arrival.

Generously contributed by an OMCA supporter.


Dine with an Artist in His Private Oasis
Dinner party and private tour for 12 with Bruce Beasley in his studio and garden oasis

Join legendary abstract expressionist sculptor Bruce Beasley in his West Oakland studio. Bruce and his wife, Laurence, will tour your group of 12 through his original and new studios and garden, including a 30 ton bridge crane built by Bruce in 2008. After experiencing more than 45 sculptures installed on-site, enjoy dinner with Bruce and Laurence by Barbara Llewellyn Catering. Wines will be paired by Purple Wine + Spirits, beer by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and décor provided by glassybaby. 

Package includes:

  • Tour with Bruce Beasley of his studio and gardens
  • Dinner for 12 prepared by Barbara Llewellyn Catering
  • ​Wine pairings by Purple Wine + Spirits and beer by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Opening Bid: $2,000

Restrictions: Date will be mutually agreed upon by winner of the package, Bruce Beasley, and Barbara Llewellyn Catering.

Generously contributed by: Bruce Beasley, Barbara Llewellyn Catering, Purple Wine + Spirits, and Lagunitas Brewing Company.


Night at the Museum
Private dinner for 12 inside the galleries with the OMCA commissioned artwork by FriendsWithYou

This exclusive dining experience for 12 in OMCA’s galleries will be a night to remember. Dine in the glow of a commissioned artwork by Los Angeles artist collective FriendsWithYou, who create large inflatable sculptures lit by LED lights. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition and commission, called Nature’s Gift, with curator Carin Adams. Then dine on a gourmet dinner prepared by Grace Street Catering, with wine pairings by Purple Wine + Spirits, and beer by Lagunitas Brewing Company. 

Package includes:

  • Dinner for 12 with wine pairings by Purple Wine + Spirits and beer by Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Flowers by Brothers & Sisters Flower Shop
  • Tour of the exhibition with OMCA curator Carin Adams

Opening Bid: $4,000

Restrictions: Available dates are November 9, November 16, and November 18, 2017; January 6, January 13, January 18, and January 25, 2018.

Generously contributed by: Oakland Museum of California, Purple Wine + Spirits, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Brothers & Sisters Flower Shop.


Get Cooking with Tanya Holland and Sunset Magazine
Cooking class for twelve with Brown Sugar Kitchen’s Tanya Holland at Sunset Magazine’s Jack London Square headquarters with tour and pairings by Sunset’s Food & Wine Editors

Tour Sunset Magazine’s hip new digs in Jack London Square with Food Editor Margo True and Wine Editor Sarah Schneider, with wine pairings of course, for your group of 12! After checking out the gorgeous new Sunset offices, you will learn to cook with Oakland’s favorite chef, Tanya Holland. Tanya is the Executive Chef and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen, and is known for her modern and inventive take on soul food. She has written books, hosted shows on the Food Network, and now will personally teach you how to cook in the state-of-the-art Sunset kitchens!

Package includes:

  • Tour and wine pairings by Sunset Magazine
  • Cooking class for 12 with Tanya Holland

Opening Bid: $2,300

Restrictions: Weeknights only; date to be mutually agreed upon with Sunset and Tanya Holland.

Generously contributed by: Tanya Holland and Sunset Magazine.


Bay Area Sports Lover's Trifecta
Warriors, A’s, and Raiders VIP experiences and memorabilia

The ultimate sports lover's package! Enjoy 2 tickets to the Golden State Warriors, as well as a signed basketball by the full 2015-2016 team and sneakers signed by Klay Thompson. On Monday, July 3, cheer on the Oakland A’s as they play the White Sox in 4 lower box seats with $50 stadium bucks per person, access to batting practice, and a meet & greet with A’s players! You’ll also get 4 A’s baseball caps and be able to enjoy the fireworks at the Coliseum that evening. In the fall, round out your experience with 2 VIP skybox seats to the Oakland Raiders!

Package includes:

  • 2 tickets to the Warriors for the 2017-2018 season
  • Signed basketball by the 2015-2016 Warriors team
  • Klay Thompson signed sneakers
  • 2 VIP skybox tickets to the Raiders in August or September 2017
  • ​4 lower box seats at the Oakland A’s July 3 game vs. the Chicago White Sox, plus $50 stadium bucks per guest, access to A’s batting practice, meet & greet with players, and 4 A’s baseball caps. Fireworks night! 

Opening Bid: $1,400

Restrictions: Warriors date to be mutually agreed upon; A’s tickets only valid for July 3, 2017; Raiders tickets must be used in August or September 2017.

Generously Contributed by: Office of City Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington, the Oakland A’s, Office of City Councilmember Dan Kalb, and the Warriors Community Foundation.

Be Proud with Your Unique Michele Pred Bag
One-of-a-kind piece by conceptual artist Michele Pred

Conceptual artist Michele Pred designs work with meaning. Her bags have been carried by Hillary Clinton and Amy Schumer, and she has been praised by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said “Ms. Pred’s work is an important offering for its relevance to the times.”

This one of a kind piece was created by Michele Pred in response to the tragic Ghost Ship fire and the artist’s lives that were lost. Michele picked this piece especially for OMCA’s auction.

Package includes:

  • Piece designed by Michele Pred

Opening Bid: $1,000

Generously Contributed by: Michele Pred