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Oakland Museum of California Presents Ziggurat, The Museum’s Annual Party With A Purpose On Saturday, May 11

(OAKLAND, CA) April 17, 2019The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will host the fourth annual Ziggurat, a fundraising event on Saturday, May 11 that raises over $600,000 for OMCA’s impactful education programs, special exhibitions, and community initiatives.


Ziggurat guests will begin their evening at 6 pm with specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the terraced gardens and exclusive access to OMCA’s new groundbreaking exhibition Queer California: Untold Stories, followed by a California-inspired dinner by Barbara Llewellyn Catering featuring guest chef Reem Assil of Reem’s California and Dyafa. A live auction and fund-a-need will offer bidders unique, experiential packages, such as a private dinner in OMCA’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.


From 9 pm to 12 am, Ziggurat Late Night will turn up the party with a special DJ set by LA-based Poolside, gourmet buffets of sweet and savory bites, open bars featuring craft cocktails from St. George Spirits, wine from Purple Spirits, and Lagunitas beer, as well as continued exclusive access to Queer California: Untold Stories.


Guests may choose to attend the Late Night event only by purchasing a Ziggurat Late Night ticket for $75. Tickets for the full Ziggurat evening range from $1,000 to $25,000. Every ticket purchase enables OMCA to continue the work of creating a more vibrant and inclusive future for our community through essential programming, exhibitions, and events.


For Ziggurat tickets and lounges, click here. For Ziggurat Late Night tickets, click here.


Ziggurat Corporate Sponsors


Catalyst: Bank of America; Innovator: Kaiser Permanente; Champion: Actelion, Oakland Athletics, Franklin Templeton Investments, Satellite Healthcare, Law Offices of Robles and Castles, Transit Village Associates; Ally: H&L Partners, EY; Beverage Sponsors: St. George Spirits, Calista Pinot Noir, Raeburn Chardonnay, Lagunitas Brewing Company.



The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) tells the many stories that comprise California, creating the space and context for greater connection, trust, and understanding between people. Through its inclusive exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and cultural events, OMCA brings Californians together and inspires greater understanding about what our state’s art, history, and natural surroundings teach us about ourselves and each other. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA brings together its multi-disciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with the first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. The Museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019 as a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.



The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $16 general; $11 seniors and students with valid ID, $7 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $5 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum.