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.
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.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
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.
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.
Audience participation starting at 8 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.