Friday Nights at the de Young

Film Screening: Danny Lyon's “Los Niños Abandonados” (The Abandoned Children)

"Joselyn, Colombia", 1975 Gelatin silver print from film stills Image 14.3 x 11 cm (5 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.); sheet 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.) Collection of the artist. © 2016 Danny Lyon
November 25, 2016 -
7:15pm8:30pm

An inspiring film with unforgettable imagery, Los Niños Abandonados (1975, 63 min., color, Spanish with English subtitles) was filmed by Danny Lyon in Sana Marta, Colombia. The film shows the daily rhythms of a gang of urchin boys who live on the city’s streets and congregate around the cathedral. Their wily survival skills and errant lifestyle are in evidence as they beg for scraps to eat, wheel and deal with storekeepers and street vendors, and play and swim together.

Film Screening: "The Asphalt Jungle"

The Asphalt Jungle movie poster
August 19, 2016 - 7:15pm

The Asphalt Jungle (1950, 104 min) is a naturalistic film noir classic (resembling numerous B-films) of the early 1950s directed by John Huston. The realistic, documentary-like, urban crime/heist film, advertised as "A John Huston Production," is one of the first films that completely detailed how to pull off an authentic-looking heist—considered morally improper under the Motion Picture Production Code.

Friday Nights at the de Young: A Night of Sensations

Friday Night guests, performers, and staff pose in Wilsey Court
September 30, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a delicious prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm.

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbush Three Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

A museum visitor makes art on a Friday Night at the de Young
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

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

Club SOME THING's Tiara Sensation 2015 at the de Young museum
Wilsey Court
7:00 pm

Contestants show their artistic talents to woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation of San Francisco.

SOME THING is a weekly party that explores, opens, and redefines drag performance through lipsynch, dance, live singing, vaudevillian antics, and the creation of new personas (regardless of race, gender, or color).

Ed Ruscha, Coyote, 1989
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Tonight's conversation will be moderated by Pam Paulson and Renee Bott.

James Turrell's "Three Gems" open during Friday Nights!

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
September 30, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbush Three Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

James Turrell's "Three Gems" open during Friday Nights!

James Turrell, "Three Gems", ca. 2005
September 23, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbushThree Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

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