Beyond Black Rock

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7–11 p.m.

21+ Only | Press Release


The highly anticipated special exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man serves as the inspiration for Beyond Black Rock—the museum’s new summer fundraising event.

Enjoy live music by DJ Dayna, Swampthang and performances by Pones featuring painted bodies by Aryn Fox, Forealism Tribe and Elevated Aerials. Food from La Soupe, Forno Osteria+Bar, United Dairy Farmers and the Cincinnati Art Museum Terrace Café will be provided in the Great Hall and outdoors in the Alice Bimel Courtyard. A diverse selection of craft beer from Fifty West Brewing Company and Platform Beer Company, wine and cocktails will also be served.

All Partners and Hosts will automatically be registered to attend the VIP party on May 17 and the main event on June 7. Please see the follow link for VIP event details.

Proceeds from Beyond Black Rock will empower your local art museum to bring dynamic art exhibitions to Cincinnati, as well as support the thousands of free public programs we offer each year including Wee Wednesday, Autism Family Exploration and REC Reads, that make art accessible to everyone.

For more information about Beyond Black Rock, please contact the events staff at [email protected] or (513) 639-2962.

Date: Friday June 7, 2019

Location: Cincinnati Art Museum

Time: 7–11 p.m.

What to Wear: Radical Self-Expression

Evening Activities: Cocktails, Food, and Entertainment

Register today to become a Host for Beyond Black Rock and get on the list to attend the VIP Party on Friday May 17 at the home of Chris and Jen Frutkin in Indian Hill designed by acclaimed “New York Five architect Charles Gwathmey and his partner Robert Siegel for Lloyd Taft, grandson of President William Howard Taft. Purchase Tickets Here

Hosts and Hostesses will enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by La Soupe and an inside look into the world of Burning Man with two "True Burners" as we celebrate No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man coming to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Host/Hostess tickets are $125/pp. Space is Limited

Host and Hostesses

Kelsey Bahl | Judith Bausher and Herbert Gilliam | Allison Beer and Drew McKenzie | Josh and Chrissie Blatt | Rick and Lori Burkhardt | Geoffrey Byrne and Esther Mast Byrne | Paula Comisar | Courtney and Craig Dauer | Andrew and Amy DeWitt | Lesley Gilbertson and William Hurford | Mady Gordon | Tracy and Greg Hartmann | Ashley Henderson | Dr. Edmond and Theresa Hooker | Gay M. Hudson | Anne Ilyinsky | Jon and Ann Keeling | Polk and Pinky Laffoon | Maya Lalonde | Lauren and Tim Lancaster | Sarah and Daniel Lautar | Margaret Mathile | Jared and Matthew McFee | Ty and Kate Nelson | Kevin and Elizabeth Ott | Lawrence and Jennifer Pauly | Richard Pratt | Jake and Jen Ragland | Mary Ran | David Sanders | Matthew and Amanda Spangler | Denise Strasser | Michelle and Dudley Taft | Rob and Kendra Thornton | Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell | Irwin and Barbara Weinberg | David and Lori Wellinghoff | EJ Wohlgemuth | Guy Wolf and Jane Misiewicz | C.J. Wood | Allen and Donna Zaring

Partnership Opportunities

Firework Partnership - $10,000

Kindling Partnership - $5,000

Bonfire Partnership - $3,000

Spark Partnership - $1,000

Host - $125

All Partners and Hosts will receive tickets to the VIP Party on May 17 and the main event on June 7.

Ticket Options

Burner - $75

Early Burner - $50 **SOLD OUT**

View Partnership & Ticket Benefits

Firework Partners


Mariner Wealth Advisors

Kindling Partners

La Soupe

Barefoot Proximity


Bonfire Partners

Oswald Companies

Spark Partners

Central Bank & Trust Co.

United Dairy Farmers

Hixson Architecture, Engineering and Interiors

Cristo Homes

Mi People


Natalia Cristo

Matthew Spangler



Kelsey Bahl

Esther Mast Byrne

Geoff Byrne

Micah Dickson

Alexandra Dressman

Juan Hollomom

Sarah Lautar

Moira Lyon

Tony Roberts

Kaitlyn Sharo

Caroline Kalnow Shemony

Padma Sriniketh

Lee Strasser

Michelle Thompson

CJ Wood