Tours include Osher Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.
Join a museum docent for a tour of the American decorative arts collection.
5:30 pm Early Admission
6–9 pm General Admission
Join the Fine Arts Museums for the de Youngsters’ inaugural fundraising event held in conjunction with David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition. The de Youngsters are a new member support group spearheading family-friendly initiatives at the Museums. All proceeds raised at A Bigger Family Party will support initiatives to make the Museums more accessible to families.
Wilsey Court is the site of a high-fashion runway glittering with Bulgari images where guests pose with movie star lookalikes and strut down the catwalk, their images captured in classic Bulgari style. Dozens of lucky guests are welcomed into our styling chairs to have hair and makeup transformed in a matter of minutes by the master stylists of Atelier Emmanuel. At the evening’s climax, a fashion show of cutting-edge women’s wear, hosted by Brad Rosenstein, spotlights the designs of Nika Tang, Cindy Quach, and Feijing Song + Erica Kim, alumna of the Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion.
Come celebrate David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition and the wonders of illusion with featured performances by the Vau de Vire Society
iPad painting demonstration by Jeremy Sutton
Painting portraits on the iPad with Dana Zed
The LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band of Portland, Oregon, are “intergalactic freaks” on a mission to mend, with music, the divisions of civilization, seeking universal equality and striving to reestablish purposefulness for each and every life.
Soundscape by F'kir (Dream Shovel) with a live performance from 6 to 6:30 pm.
This soundscape will accompany you as you begin your sensory explorations around the de Young.
Dream Shovel, composer and musician, is a producer and DJ who blends bass culture, renegade psychedelic techno, and ambient soundscape, using music to move the audience in a journey through darkness, recognition, and heart.
This evening promises to be spectacular as we turn the Piazzoni Murals Room into Behind the Scenes at the Movies, with Atelier Emmanuel serving up amazing hairstyles and makeup for visitors. Gregangelo and Velocity Circus delight with their Glamour Dress-up Booth, accessorizing guests with jewels and tiaras. Mingle with the doppelgängers of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and other celebrities and enjoy luscious fashions created by students at the Academy of Art University. The fashion show is created by Brad Rosenstein.
Come as your favorite film icon!
Live music mash-up of pop, classical, opera, fusion by Classical Revolution and Special Guests
iPad Painting Performance by Jeremy Sutton
Painting Portraits on the iPad with Dana Zed
Cha'anil Kaaj (Festivities of the People/Fiesta del Pueblo), presented in partnership with Asociacion Mayab: A Celebration of Mayan Heritage
The program includes live music by the Orquesta Jaranera del Mayab, a traditional 10-piece orchestra from the Yucatán, and dance from Marimba Voz Cuchumatan, from Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala. Local dancers from Grupo Maya Mam, Grupo Jaranero Mayab, and Chan Kahal perform a series of festive, ritual, and ceremonial dances.