Friday Nights at the de Young

Presentation: “A Tour of Princess Amanita’s Dangerous Garden” and Vignette by Dark Garden Unique Corsetry

Amanita in her garden. "Dangerously Ever After" book cover
May 27, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm
Presentation: A Tour of Princess Amanita’s Dangerous Garden by author Dashka Slater
6–6:20 pm and 7:20–7:40 pm
 
Princess Amanita loves dangerous things, especially her garden which is said to be the most dangerous in the world. Glimpse the botanical bonanza that lies in the royal backyard of this most unusual princess—heckleberries, stink lilies, and swinging mace vanes—alongside a variety of other poisonous, prickly, stinky, and downright unpleasant  plants.

Live Music by "Notte Voci" and Albert Behar

Notte Voci. Image courtesy of the artist
May 27, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm
Live music by “Notte Voci” and Albert Behar.
6:30–7:15 pm and 7:40–8:30 pm
 
Notte Voci is a professional classically-trained group of singers comprised of 4 artists from various opera and theater companies throughout the Greater Bay Area. They present a program of operatic solos, duets, and ensembles that span opera, musical theater & art songs.
 
About the singers:
 
Soprano Kristin Genis-Lund has performed extensively throughout California.

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

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
June 24, 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, best view times are around sunset.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, the “skyspace” sited 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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