Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate the launch of I Heart Art: Guided Activities to Draw, Color, and Design!, the Museums’ first activity journal for kids! Join us for fun art making activities in Wilsey Court and interactive, kid-friendly tours exploring featured masterworks from the permanent collection. This event is sponsored by co-publisher, Galison/Mudpuppy, and offered at no charge - just your creativity is required!
Kneel is a Neil Young tribute band formed by John Shiurba (Eskimo, Ebola Soup, Spezza Rotto, dotdotdot), Angela Coon (Ninewood, Toychestra, dotdotdot), Tom Scandura (Molecules, Surplus 1980), and Chris Daniels, who were thrown together 15+ years ago for a Vaccination Records Rock Lotto Night and never stopped loving Neil Young. Joined by guests Lexa Walsh and Berge Thomasian.
Daniel Popsicle was founded in 1999 by Dan Plonsey to play the music of El Cerrito. Most of the music that Plonsey has written for Popsicle is in one of three series: Music for Occasions of State, Color Music (intended for people to create art with), and the New Monsters, of which there are 165. Plonsey, born in Cleveland, Ohio, has lived in the Bay Area since 1984. In addition to writing music for his own groups, he is known for composing an opera with Harvey Pekar called Leave Me Alone!
Artist Moses Hacmon presents his breathtaking large-scale photographic art installation Faces of Water, which captures the movement and energy of water.
6:30–7 pm & 8–8:30 pm
The unique 30-member all-male choir Conspiracy of Beards performs water-inspired songs of legendary poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen (b. 1934).
Show-stopping numbers first performed 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 scenes 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.
Alexandra Blum and Calixto Robles will work with mono-screen printmaking to create multiple-screen images in the modernist spirit of “combines,” using elements of color, found images, and personal iconographies.
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Join visual artist and activist, Favianna Rodriguez, as she celebrates the resiliency, courage, and determination of immigrants who come to the United States. Rodriguez will be sharing her popular art project “Migration is Beautiful” by completing a life-size mural with the image of a monarch butterfly, the longest traveling insect that migrates through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The artist explains: "The monarch butterfly represents the beauty of migration and the fundamental right that living beings have to freely move.
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Create a mixed-media art project inspired by the photographs of Anthony Friedkin and the Bullycide Project, led by CJ Grossman.
Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.
Enliven your evening with an electric violin performance by Kippy Marks, who has been delighting audiences worldwide with his lively and energetic stylings for over two decades and currently has 9 projects to his credit.
Kippy is proud to announce a new release due out in August 2014 titled "Under The Covers." With this new release, Kippy serves up hits like “Under the Covers,” “Locked out of Heaven,” and “Call Me Maybe,” just to name a few. This new release is packed with energy, love, and fun and is bound to be one of your favorites.