Wilsey Court

Friday Nights at the de Young: B-bop, Prints, and Quilts!

Friday Night 2014
May 15, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm

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.

All the Aces by Ben Venom. Hand-made quilt with recycled fabric, 2014. 95" x 105"
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 6–31
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio

art-making
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.

Join us at the art table for bebop inspired printmaking in honor of Richard Diebenkorn Prints: Celebrating an Acquisition. Visitors will design their own line drawings using scratch foam and print them onto cards using stamp ink.

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
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 Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

Christopher Brown, Eighty-Second Street, 1993
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Richard Diebenkorn Prints: Celebrating an Acquisition, artist, Christopher Brown, and art writer and historian, Paul J. Karlstrom, will speak about Brown's artistic practice in relation to that of Richard Diebenkorn as well as other Bay Area artists of his (and slightly later) generation including David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Bechtle. 

May 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: Tango & "Botticelli to Braque"!

Friday Night-2014 season finale
May 8, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, Argentine style! Join us for live music and tango performances by ¡La Milonga de Escocia! and Trio Garufa. FAMSF Director Dr. Colin B. Bailey will present an overview of the exhibition in the Koret Auditorium.

"All the Aces" by Ben Venom
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 6–31
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, May 29, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

Thrill of It All

art-making
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.

Join us at the art table for a color theory project! Use cellophane and pastels to create your own color wheels and color-theme artworks.

Photo courtesy of TangoCalifa
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Celebrate the exhibition Botticeili to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland with Argentine tango! Participate or watch the performance in Wilsey Court, where ¡La Milonga de Escocia! and Trio Garufa will recreate the atmosphere of grand tango dance halls in Buenos Aires.

Set times
6:45–7:15 pm
7:45–8:15 pm

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
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 Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

May 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: Celebrating "Botticelli to Braque"

Friday Night 2014
May 1, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland with live music by City Opera SF, guest lecture by Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of the department of conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and art-making for all ages.

Vessel XII
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
April 1–May 3, 2015
art-making
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.

Join us at the art table and create your own kilt pin! Kilt pins are pieces of jewelry worn on the lower corner of a Scottish kilt. Each pin is unique and custom designed to say something about the wearer. Some kilt pins show clan symbols, national emblems, animals, plants, personal interests, etc. The Friday Night art table will have supplies, templates and design ideas to inspire visitors.

Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Take a trek back in time to the 17th-century Renaissance and document your experiences in Elizabethan style! Smilebooth will be stationed in Wilsey court near the stage for live opera inspiration. Smilebooth will be accompanied by opera related accessories with which visitors may pose.

Smilebooth creates fun interactive photo experiences designed to engage users and amplify messages through social media using the latest photographic technology – enabling its users to document and share memorable moments captured at your event.

José Hernández and Jennifer Muhawi
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

City Opera SF (COSF) returns to the de Young, delivering a lively program of popular opera and longtime classics. Artfully complementing the current exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, COSF artists Tenor José Hernández and Soprano Jennifer Muhawi will perform selections from La Boheme, Carmen, La Traviata as well as other Italian, French, and classical scores.

Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
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 Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

Botticelli, ca. 1485
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Metropolitan Museum of Art paintings conservator Michael Gallagher will discuss the treatment and technical study he undertook on Botticelli’s The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1485).

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Friday Nights at the de Young: "Divergence: Emerging Legacies"

Friday Nights at the de Young 2014
April 24, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents Divergence: Emerging Legacies, the ninteenth annual New Generations Student Showcase. The evening will also include live music, a lecture by UC Davis professor James Housefield, and art-making.

Mixed-media art-making. Photo by Asta Karalis
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.

Join us this week for Botticelli to Braque inspired portraits. Decorate and embellish a portrait of an artist from the special exhibition or create your own portrait!

New Generations Student Showcase postcard
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Join us for this dynamic three-day juried event featuring visual art, film, museum object talks, an art history symposium, music, and performances by university and college art and art history students, inspired by the de Young's permanent collections as well as the following special exhibitions:

Vessel XII
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
April 1–May 3, 2015
Kevin Coelho
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Set times
6:30–7:20 pm
7:40–8:30 pm

Kevin Coelho stands out as jazz’s preeminent rising B3 star. At 18, he’s already apprenticed with several organ heavyweights, including Tony Monaco and Wil Blades, and released two widely acclaimed albums, 2012’s Funkengruven and 2013’s Turn It Up, which critic Ted Gioia hailed as one of the year’s best CDs.

Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
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 Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

Janet Delaney, 10th at Folsom Street
Hamon Education Tower—9th Floor
7:30 pm

Chris Carlsson will present stories of San Francisco's tumultuous 1970s, when vital social movements saved the Mission, forced the city to build the Yerba Buena Gardens and hundreds of senior housing units around Moscone Center, fought to save the I-Hotel, created a pulsing mural movement, ensured the hilltop open spaces that still grace our city, and much more. Founder of Shaping San Francisco and its co-director for the past 20 years, Carlsson is a fount of knowledge about local history and will answer queries from people in attendance.

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Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights 2014
June 5, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
June 12, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
June 19, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
June 26, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
July 3, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
July 10, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
July 17, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
July 24, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
July 31, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
August 7, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
August 14, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
August 21, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
August 28, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
September 11, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
September 18, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
September 25, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
October 2, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
October 9, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
October 16, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
October 23, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
October 30, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
November 6, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
November 13, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
November 20, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm
November 27, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm

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.

June 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: Opening of Season 11

Red Thistle Dancers
April 17, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm

We open Season 11 of Friday Nights at the de Young with a celebration of the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland and the annual Bouquets to Art exhibition.

Jeff Cambell, bagpiper
Diller Court
5:45 pm

Bagpipe performances greet Friday Nights visitors from 5:45–6:45 pm in Diller Court.

Jeff Campbell has 30+ years of piping experience. He performs a medley of up-beat tunes in traditional highland attire. Campbell has performed with six-time Grammy winning group, The Chieftains. He studied under World Champion Pipe Major Donald Shaw Ramsay, B.E.M. and has played with the San Francisco Irish, Alameda Sheriffs, Dunvegan, Seattle Clansmen, and Diablo Highlanders pipe bands.

Mixed-media art-making. Photo by Asta Karalis
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.

Vessel XII
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
April 1–May 3, 2015
Smilebooth
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Travel nearly 5,000 miles to the Scottish Highlands and visit Loch Ness! Document your travels with Smilebooth in the museum's one night only Scottish pub. Smilebooth will be accompanied by Scottish accessories and merry-makers with which visitors may pose.

Smilebooth creates fun interactive photo experiences designed to engage users and amplify messages through social media using the latest photographic technology – enabling its users to document and share memorable moments captured at your event.

Caledonia Club-San Francisco
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm
Join us in the re-incarnated Piazzoni Murals Room Scottish Pub co-presented with The Caledonian Club of San Francisco for whisky and scottish ale (no-hosted.) Enjoy live performances from accomplished fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Michael Mullen (Trio of One), and singer/comedian and MC Kristan Robbie Anderson performing jigs, reels, and pub favorites.
Red Thistle Dancers
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents the Red Thistle Dancers, a traditional Scottish dance group based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Red Thistle performs a variety of Scottish dances, including Scottish country dancing.

Performance Schedule

6:30–6:50 pm

Break

7:30–7:50 pm

Audience participation starting at 8 pm

Sandro Botticelli, The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child ('The Wemyss Madonna')
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Esther Bell, Curator-in-Charge of European Painting at FAMSF presents a lecture on the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.

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