Celebrate Mexico’s Bicentennial for Free

On Friday, September 17, in celebration of Mexico's bicentennial, the de Young is offering free admission to the permanent collection galleries from 5–8:45 pm in conjunction with Friday Nights at the de Young. In honor of the bicentennial, the de Young proudly presents an evening of film, fashion, dance and music to celebrate Mexico's artistic achievements. This event is organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco.

To set the tone, artists Sergio de la Torre (event curator), Ana Labastida and Nora Enriquez present a retrospective of Mexico's 200-year artistic evolution through a series of monumental projections around the museum. The Koret Auditorium features a selection of short films from the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico's most important film festivals. The Academy of Art University, in collaboration with Irene Hernández of Chillin' Productions, presents a fashion show inspired by Mexican culture. The Smuin Ballet, directed by Celia Fushille, perform a dance honoring Mexico’s celebration. Finally, Club Unicornio featuring Julio Morales y Juan Alvin and the world-renowned DJ Toy Selectah transform the museum into a typical night out in Mexico’s capital, Mexico City.

Check out our calendar for more details! Espero contar con tu presencia!

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