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Friday Nights at the de Young: Black History: The Visions Series Finale

Painting of train station showing Black American migration

Jacob Lawrence, Migration, 1947. Egg tempera on hardboard. Museum purchase, American Art Trust Fund, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund, and gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, by exchange, 2010.1.

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Join us for the final program of Black History at the de Young: The Visions Series.

This series began as a film program at the de Young last winter celebrating the significant contributions that the peoples of African descent have made and continue to make in art and culture. This year we have expanded this idea, and for five months, we will continue to celebrate and explore various aspects of Black cultural expression. Many collection objects at the de Young inspire this series:  the collection of traditional African art; and the works of various African and African American artists, including Joshua Johnson, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Claude Clarke, Robert Colescott, Mildred Howard, Oliver Jackson, El Anatsui, Raymond Saunders, Richard Mayhew, and Walter Hood.


Ticket Information

Friday Nights at the de Young public programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to view permanent collection galleries and the special exhibitions.


The Season Sponsor of Friday Nights at the de Young is Hanson Bridgett. Additional support is provided by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation and the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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Public Programs
(415) 750-7694
art making at the de young
Museum Lobby
6:00 pm

Create a mixed-media project inspired by the art of Africa. Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

helmet mask
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Join our museum docent Sharon Walton on a tour of African and African American art in the permanent collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Photo of Sean Orlando
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Charismatic Expressions of Microscopic World
Kimball Education Gallery
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday nights until 8:45 pm

John Santos
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Afro-Latin Jazz: Routes of Rhythm, featuring the John Santos Sextet

Image of El Anatsui
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

"[El Anatsui] has become a global star and achieved that status by working at home, finding a grand and modest beauty there, and spreading that beauty everywhere." —New York Times