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.
Open Studio Hours
June 3–28, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
Raw Shack (Musical Game Piece) 7–8 pm
Musicians including Bill Wolter, Ayla Xander Dozier, Shireen Amini, Gregory Hagan, Tina Fagnani, and Sheila Bosco perform Feeney's fast-paced and fun improvisational game piece, Raw Shack. Musicians have to quickly interpret written instructions on cue cards.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
Dave Dunning of Legend Theatrical will feature a contemporary light installation in Wilsey Court that draws inspiration from the use of color and motion in J. M. W. Turner's work.
Live music by Musical Art Quintet featuring Jory Fankuchen, violin; Anthony Blea, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola; Lewis Patzner, cello; Sascha Jacobsen, bass; Eric Garland, drums; Alex Murzyn, saxophone/clarinet; Nick Tocco, guitar; and Naje, vocalist.
Sam Smiles will present the themes of the special exhibition J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free, namely that Turner was an audacious artist but also keenly engaged with the events and technological developments of early Victorian Britain.