Friday Nights at the de Young

"Frank Stella: A Retrospective" Friday Night Tour Package

Frank Stella, "Gran Cairo", 1962
November 18, 2016 -
7:00pm8:00pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent-led tour of the special exhibition, Frank Stella: A Retrospective. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7:00pm. Enjoy your beverage before the tour. 

Package Contents: Exhibition ticket, docent guide, tour reservation, choice of any wine, beer, or soft drink at the bar or café.

Live Music by Manicato

Manicato at the Potrero Hill Festival. Photo by Cynthia Tom
November 25, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Manicato is a Latin, reggae, rock band from San Francisco featuring a richly talented father and son vocal section, Cris and Israel Matos.

Manicato members are Israel Matos, vocals, guitar, and percussion; Cris 'Papi Matos' Matos, vocals and percussion; Alan 'Trombon' Williams, trombone; Danny Cao, trumpet and vocals; Enrique 'Qique' Padilla, congas; Jason Moen, keys; Aaron Germain, bass.

Live Music by Diablo Jazz Company

Schuyler Karr
November 18, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Led by Schuyler Karr, Diablo Jazz Company will explore a darkly hopeful lineage of the piano trio with original compositions, and interpretations of works by some of the great millennial trios (the Bad Plus, Avishai Cohen Trio, e.s.t.) while reaching back from Radiohead to Dmitri Shostakovich for further inspiration.

The band features Alex Conde, piano; Schuyler Karr, bass; Darian Gray, drums.

Live jazz by The Vijay Anderson Quartet

The Vijay Anderson Quartet. Photo by Priya Bennett
November 4, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

The Vijay Anderson Quartet plays music from great American composers coming out of the jazz tradition. The group has been playing in the Bay Area for over a decade and interprets compositions by Thelonious Monk, Mal Waldron, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Roscoe Mitchell, and many other visionary artists. They are comprised of Aaron Bennett (saxophone), John Finkbeiner (guitar), Dan Seamans (bass), and Vijay Anderson (drums).

Friday Nights at the de Young: Grand Finale of Season 12

Eager young visitors wait for the performance to begin in Wilsey Court during Friday Nights at the de Young museum
November 25, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Join us for the Grand Finale of Friday Nights at the de Young, Season 12. Bring your family and dance with us!

Tonight's event is hosted by Chelis Lopez, KPOO radio host.

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, around sunset. Open 5–8:45 pm.

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

Miguel Arzabe, Tall Weaving (detail), 2016
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Miguel Arzabe shows a new series of large-scale weavings made from paper ephemera—posters, flyers, hand-outs—collected from art exhibitions. Drawing inspiration from both the traditions of indigenous textiles and modernist abstract painting, Arzabe's weavings are physical archives of cultural output and raise questions of authorship, labor, and how value is created.

Book cover for Melvin the Sad...(ish) Robot by Joshua Margolis.
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Former Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis will be signing copies of his brand-new book Melvin the Sad...(ish) Robot.

Manicato at the Potrero Hill Festival. Photo by Cynthia Tom
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Manicato is a Latin, reggae, rock band from San Francisco featuring a richly talented father and son vocal section, Cris and Israel Matos.

Manicato members are Israel Matos, vocals, guitar, and percussion; Cris 'Papi Matos' Matos, vocals and percussion; Alan 'Trombon' Williams, trombone; Danny Cao, trumpet and vocals; Enrique 'Qique' Padilla, congas; Jason Moen, keys; Aaron Germain, bass.

Danny Lyon, "Joselyn, Colombia", 1975
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

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

Friday Nights at the de Young: Celebrating Frank Stella

Terence Clarke and Beatrice Bowles lead a tango milonga in Wilsey Court during Friday Nights at the de Young
November 18, 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.

Miguel Arzabe, Tall Weaving (detail), 2016
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

Miguel Arzabe shows a new series of large-scale weavings made from paper ephemera—posters, flyers, hand-outs—collected from art exhibitions. Drawing inspiration from both the traditions of indigenous textiles and modernist abstract painting, Arzabe's weavings are physical archives of cultural output and raise questions of authorship, labor, and how value is created.

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, around sunset. Open 5–8:45 pm.

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

Museum visitors make 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.

Schuyler Karr
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Led by Schuyler Karr, Diablo Jazz Company will explore a darkly hopeful lineage of the piano trio with original compositions, and interpretations of works by some of the great millennial trios (the Bad Plus, Avishai Cohen Trio, e.s.t.) while reaching back from Radiohead to Dmitri Shostakovich for further inspiration.

The band features Alex Conde, piano; Schuyler Karr, bass; Darian Gray, drums.

Frank Stella, "Gran Cairo", 1962
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent-led tour of the special exhibition, Frank Stella: A Retrospective. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7:00pm. Enjoy your beverage before the tour. 

Package Contents: Exhibition ticket, docent guide, tour reservation, choice of any wine, beer, or soft drink at the bar or café.

Frank Stella, "Lac Laronge III," 1969
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Artist Frank Stella in conversation with Timothy Anglin Burgard, the Ednah Root Curator-in-Charge of American Art.

Friday Nights at the de Young: A Kaleidoscope of Offerings

Crochet jam with artist Ramekon O'Arwisters during Friday Nights at the de Young
November 11, 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.

Miguel Arzabe, Tall Weaving (detail), 2016
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

Miguel Arzabe shows a new series of large-scale weavings made from paper ephemera—posters, flyers, hand-outs—collected from art exhibitions. Drawing inspiration from both the traditions of indigenous textiles and modernist abstract painting, Arzabe's weavings are physical archives of cultural output and raise questions of authorship, labor, and how value is created.

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, around sunset. Open 5–8:45 pm.

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

Schmieds Puls
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Live music by Schmieds Puls from Austria featuring Mira Lu Kovacs, guitar and vocals; Christian Grobauer, drums; and Walter Singer, contrabass.

Danny Lyon, "Willie", 1985
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Willie (1985, 82 min., color and b&w), a film by Danny Lyon and Nancy Weiss Lyon, was shot in Bernalillo, New Mexico, home of the filmmakers and their subject, Willie Jaramillo. Defiantly individualistic and implacable in the face of authority, Willie is repeatedly thrown into jail for relatively minor offenses.

Kim Shuck, San Francisco poet. Photo by Doug Salin
7:15 pm

Poetry reading offered in conjunction with the exhibition, Danny Lyon: Message to the Future, by award-winning poet Kim Shuck in galleries 1 and 12.

Kim will be reading the following titles:

American Dreams

Sedna wrapped in northern current
Dances seals dances
Whales

The four Harley riders of renewal
Hope, Reason, Creativity and Love
Crest the rise into Monument Valley at dawn

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