Art After Dark: Life’s a Beach is a Free, Burning Man Inspired Night at Cincinnati Art Museum

The summer sun and the Black Rock Desert, home to the Burning Man event, serve as inspiration for the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free evening event Art After Dark: Life’s a Beach, Friday, July 26, 5–10PM

Enjoy live music from Cincinnati-based reggae band The Cliftones, food for purchase from Eli’s BBQ, Graeter’s Ice Cream and Macaron Bar, docent-led tours and free admission to special exhibitions No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man and Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style.

Stunning immersive room-sized installations, mutant vehicles, creative costuming, films, jewelry and more transport the Cincinnati Art Museum audiences to the Burning Man gathering in special exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man (on view through September 2).

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style (on view through September 15) celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced works that acknowledge and celebrate a Japanese influence.

The timeline for Art After Dark includes:

  • 5–6 p.m.: Happy hour on beer, wine and cocktails. Guests 21+ only.
  • 5–10 p.m.: Food available for purchase from Eli’s BBQ, Graeter’s Ice Cream and Macaron Bar (while supplies last.)
  • 5–10 p.m.: Free admission to special exhibitions Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style and No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.
  • 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.: Docent-guided tours of the permanent collection. Meet in the Front Lobby. Free admission. RSVP not required.
  • 7–9 p.m.: Live music from The Cliftones in the Alice Bimel Courtyard.


Art After Dark is free and open to the public. Parking is free. To learn more, visit


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