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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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Artisan Trunk Show featuring Cookie and the Dude

Cookie and the Dude
April 16, 2015 -
9:30am4:30pm
In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 14, through Sunday, April 19, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.
 
Thursday's featured artisan is San Francisco based Helen Fawcett.

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Artisan Trunk Show featuring Philippa Roberts

Philippa Roberts Earrings
April 15, 2015 -
9:30am4:30pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 14, through Sunday, April 19, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

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Opening Celebration: "Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland"

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
March 7, 2015 -
12:00pm3:30pm

Join us for the opening day celebration of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland featuring live music, art making for all, lectures, and more.

Wilsey Court

Noon–3 pm
Mixed-media art-making with de Young teaching artists

12:30–3:30 pm
Live music by the Bertamo Trio

Koret Auditorium

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