Wilsey Court

Friday Nights at the de Young: What's Your Issue?

Untitled (Apartheid) by Keith Haring
November 14, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

This evening is hosted by Marke B. and features presentations by AIDS Housing Alliance, Kiss My Black Arts, LYRIC, and others, along with in-gallery talks, performances, and more. The museums thank the Keith Haring Advisory Committee for co-organizing Friday Nights at the de Young programs celebrating Keith Haring: The Political Line.

Art-making at the de Young
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.

Leonard Tebegetu, painting of woman
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Leonard Tebegetu creates a body of sculptural and architectural work influenced by sustainable construction techniques. Working with locally sourced natural materials as well as recycled manmade materials wherever possible, Tebegetu shares an economically feasible process for the average person with no specialized construction skills to create functional and beautiful structures. Visitors to the gallery are invited to learn basic construction and fabrication techniques. 

Go behind the scenes with the artist with the Periscope Project. 

Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

CJ Grossman shares community responses about suicide by teens who have been bullied. Through visual aids and conversation, she educates visitors about ways to help prevent bullying.


SFBG in Exile Best of the Bay cover
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Visit Bay Area activist tables and get involved! Participating organizations include AIDS Housing Alliance, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Taking a Stand SF, and the Guardian in Exile Issues Fair calls out: Earthjustice, #NOART, Kiss My Black Arts, LYRIC, Coalition for Women Prisoners, and SNAG.

Flyer image by DJ Bus Station John
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Perhaps the most important DJ in the San Francisco gay scene in the past decade, Bus Station John has been the musical conduit for a huge cultural reawakening. Called “the godfather of bathhouse disco,” he’s revered throughout the dance music world for his inimitable blend of rare 1970s and early 80s soul, boogie, garage, funk, Italo disco, Hi-NRG, and NYC no-wave.

Marga Gomez performing at the de Young in July 2014. Photo by Robbie Sweeny
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Join us for a provocative evening with GLAAD award-winning comedian and performance artist Marga Gomez.

Marga Goemz is a GLAAD award winner and triple winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of The Bay Comedian Award.” She is also one of the first openly lesbian comedians in the nation. Armistead Maupin has called Marga Gomez "Astonishing!" Robin Williams praised Marga as “a Lesbian Lenny Bruce.”

Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

The Universe of Keith Haring is a documentary by the filmmaker Christina Clausen about the artist Keith Haring. In the film, the legacy of Haring is resurrected through colorful archival footage and remembered by friends and admirers such as artists Kenny Scharf and Yoko Ono, and gallery owners Jeffrey Deitch and Tony Shafrazi. The film was produced by Paolo Bruno, Erica Ellena, and Ian Ayres. Through interviews with collaborators and friends such as the choreographer Bill T.

Xandra Ibarra
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Pop-Up performances in the exhibition, featuring DavEnd and Xandra Ibarra at 7 and 7:45 pm.

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Music and Art Installations by Dana Albany, Rebecca Anders, Haideen Anderson, Tucker Eason, Michael Rauner, Justin Young, and DJ Justin Credible, Hosted by $teven Ra$pa

video art
October 17, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Tonight's event is hosted by $teven Ra$pa with a music set by DJ Justin Credible. The evening will feature the following art installations:

A Siren's Flight by Dana Albany
In memory of Monica Maduro and Pepe Ozan, this bronze sculpture is lit by a candelabra that illuminates the countless souls that feel captured, and those who are set free.

Requiem for a Tree and Flying Free by Rebecca Anders

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Special Installation: Ofrenda for Monica Maduro, Created by Amalia Mesa-Bains

Monica Maduro with sculpture
October 24, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

The ofrenda (offering) for Monica Maduro, a Fine Arts Museums trustee and arts advocate who passed away in 2013, borrows from the Day of the Dead tradition and follows the theme of the ship La Contessa, a major Burning Man project for which Maduro served as a collaborator. In the ofrenda created by Amalia Mesa-Bains, the ship carries Maduro to the afterlife and embodies her glamour, artistry, and deep commitment to the community. It will be a collaborative offering open to friends and family as they celebrate the life of this remarkable woman.

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Live Performance by Queer Rebels

Lambert Moss performing
October 10, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Join us for the Queer Rebellion! Formed in late 2008 by artists KB Boyce and Celeste Chan, Queer Rebels breaks down doors for queer and trans artists of color, connects generations, and honors our histories with art for the future. This evening will feature performances by the following:

Lambert Moss
Moon Ray Ra
TuffNStuff: Drag King of the Blues
Ronald V. Wilson

Learn more about the performers. 

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Flavorpill Presents Art of Yoga Class, Led by Renowned Yogi Kerri Kelly

Art of Yoga logo
September 27, 2014 - 7:45am9:30am

Ever done yoga in a museum? Flavorpill, the 2015 Honda Fit, and the de Young are teaming up to make your downward dog a true work of art. With Art of Yoga, renowned yogi Kerri Kelly will lead an all-level class within the de Young. Participants will receive a free yoga mat—just remember to dress comfortably and bring your water bottle. Then, hit warrior two alongside stunning native North American art, plus works by Gerhard Richter, Wayne Thiebaud, David Hockney, and Andy Goldsworthy.

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Live Music by Jon Jang

Jon Jang
October 3, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

To mark the centennial of the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which denied certain populations the right to own land, Jon Jang has been commissioned to compose Oyama Canon in D, a multi-movement work that pays tribute to the Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants to America) and their contributions to agricultural development in California, as well as their struggle to resist racist alien land laws.

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Docent Tour: "Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection"

Frank Stella artwork
September 13, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
September 20, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
September 27, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
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November 1, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
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November 22, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 29, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 6, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
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December 27, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 3, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 10, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 17, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 24, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 31, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
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March 28, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
April 4, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Join a museum docent on a tour of the latest exhibition in the Anderson Gallery for Graphic Arts. Learn more.

March 7, 2015 - 12:30pm

"I Heart Art" Celebration

Photo of I Heart Art activity journal
September 21, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

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 copublisher, Galison/Mudpuppy, and offered at no charge—just bring your creativity!

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