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ArtPoint Lecture and Reception: Photography and Journalism Today

Danny Lyon, "Crossing the Ohio River, Louisville," 1966
November 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

ArtPoint presents a discussion between Darcy Padilla, award-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer, and Julian Cox, chief curator and founding curator of photography, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Guests will enjoy a wine and cheese reception, and after-hours viewing of the exhibition Danny Lyon: Message to the Future. Described as “quietly brilliant” by Art News and “unexpectedly moving” by The New York Times, this exhibition was curated by Cox and developed in collaboration with the artist.

All That Glitters: Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood an ArtPoint Cocktail Party

 Ed Ruscha, Pepto-Caviar Hollywood, 1970
September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

Hollywood, its films, and celebrity culture, have become an integral part of the modern mythology of the American west. The de Young’s current exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, examines the artist’s visions of Hollywood as it chronicles his fascination with the evolving landscape and character of the region.

de Youngsters 2017 Art Party

de Youngsters Party
January 6, 2017 -

Early admission 5:30 pm ǀ General admission 6 pm

Begin the New Year with an evening of creativity and conviviality at the fourth annual de Youngsters Art Party, on Friday, January 6. All proceeds from this family friendly fundraiser support services (such as providing scholarships to Summer Art Camp and art supplies for free Saturday workshops), wayfinding, and free programs for children and their caregivers at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Come put the art in party at this dynamic event!

Pokémon Go Scavenger Hunt

Pokémon Go at the de Young
August 13, 2016 -

Pokémon Go at the de Young

Pokémon trainers of all ages are encouraged to join us on the grounds of the de Young to explore our eight Poke stops and gym.

Stop by the Family Welcome Station in Wilsey Court for directions and to enjoy a complementary art activity in the galleries. Children who complete the activity will receive a prize.

The Pokémon Go Scavenger Hunt is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and is in no way associated with Niantic, Inc. ©, Pokémon. ©, Nintendo © Creatures Inc. ©, or GAME FREAK inc ©.

6th Annual Tiara Sensation Pagaent

Club SOME THING's Tiara Sensation 2015 at the de Young museum
September 30, 2016 -

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).

Live Projected Touchscreen Painting

Jeremy Sutton and Peggy Gyulai doing live painting during Friday Nights at the de Young
October 7, 2016 -

From Monument Valley to Silicon Valley

Using innovative digital paint technology generously provided by Touchjet, artists Jeremy Sutton and Peggy Gyulai will paint on a projected touchscreen surface that spans the breadth of Wilsey Court. Their live painting will build up a scene inspired by the exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. Museum visitors will experience painting with the Touchjet POND projector and the Corel Painter Mobile app.

Poetry Performance by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía

Alejandro Murguía
September 16, 2016 -

Poetry Performance by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía with an introduction by curator, artist, and community activist, Rene Yanez.

Murguía will take about the origins of his short story, The Other Barrio and about the 1975 Gartland Hotel fire, and the start of gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco. He will read one or two paragraphs from the story, and then recite two poems: "Mission Vision" and "Silicon City."

Live California Surf Music by the Aquavelvets

AquaVelvets. Photo by Grace Kelly Corbin
September 2, 2016 -

The Aqua Velvets are one of the world's premier surf instrumental bands. Their sound is a blend of surf, latin rhythms, blues, lounge exotica, and free-form improvisation. Originating in San Francisco in the early 1990s, the Aqua Velvets released their first CD in 1992 on the indie label Riptide/Heyday Records. They were signed to Atlantic Records in 1995 with the release of Surfmania, and they are currently signed with Milan Records with which they have released Nomad and Guitar Noir.


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