Friday Nights at the de Young

Performance Installation by Jay Kremier

de Young exterior
September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Sound artist and instrument builder Jay Kremier creates When It's Gone, a performance installation that explores human use of water and waste, using an invented instrument made of laboratory glass, which makes sounds of different tones and pitches as it fills and empties, evoking repetition and emptiness. 

September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: Modernist Movements

image of water
September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Soundwave creates a modernist event with works that explore water, our most important natural resource, in conjunction with special exhibition Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection.

art making table
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Create a Modernist mixed-media art project inspired by Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection

Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

de Young exterior
6:00 pm

Sound artist and instrument builder Jay Kremier creates When It's Gone, a performance installation that explores human use of water and waste, using an invented instrument made of laboratory glass, which makes sounds of different tones and pitches as it fills and empties, evoking repetition and emptiness. 

man in water
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Artist Moses Hacmon presents his breathtaking large-scale photographic art installation Faces of Waterwhich captures the movement and energy of water.

choir
Wilsey Court
7:30 pm

The unique 30-member all-male choir Conspiracy of Beards performs water-inspired songs of legendary poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen (b. 1934).

September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: An Evening Organized by Artist Fellow Lexa Walsh

club poster for the Mr. T experience
September 12, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

The de Young's Artist Fellow Lexa Walsh is organizing an evening of music and film highlighting Oakland artists and musicians who regularly performed at the former Heinz Afterworld Lounge, which she created and booked in the early 1990s. The archives of this club were highlighted during her residency in the Kimball Education Gallery.

Daniel Popsicle band logo
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Daniel Popsicle is the large creative ensemble led by composer Dan Plonsey

September 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

Live Performance by the Cockettes

drag performer
September 19, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Show-stopping numbers by the Cockettes, the theater troupe documented in the early 1970s in photographs on view in Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay, are brought to life again! The stars of the Thrillpeddlers, including original members of the Cockettes, recreate senes from "Pearls over Shanghai," "Hot Greeks," "Vice Palace," and "Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma," which took place in front of the old de Young building many years ago.

September 19, 2014 - 6:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: A Tribute to the Cockettes

September 19, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Tonight, we celebrate Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay with a tribute to the Cockettes, the theater troupe Friedkin documented in a series of photographs on view in the exhibition.

Photo of Adele Crawford's work
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Following the Thread

September 3–28, 2014
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday nights until 8:45 pm
Artist Reception Friday, September 26, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

drag performer
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Show-stopping numbers by the Cockettes, the theater troupe documented in the early 1970s in photographs on view in Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay, are brought to life again! The stars of the Thrillpeddlers, including original members of the Cockettes, recreate senes from "Pearls over Shanghai," "Hot Greeks," "Vice Palace," and "Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma," which took place in front of the old de Young building many years ago.

Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

David Weissman, producer and co-director (with Bill Weber) of the 2002 documentary The Cockettes, will present film clips of the legendary Cockettes, including the 1971 classic, Tricia's Wedding, along with some other select Cockettes stories and delights.

September 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friday Night Modernism Tour Package

visitors looking at Robert Rauschenberg painting
August 29, 2014 - 7:00pm8:00pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection.

Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Discounts may not apply.

August 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

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