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.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
In the spirit of celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the opening of special exhibition Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Friday Night visitors will make unique celebratory postcards inspired by the iconic world fair advertisements.
October 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, October 30, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments
San Francisco–based artist Carlo Abruzzese transforms data from the US Census—demographic information that ranges from race, ethnicity, and religious affiliation to wealth, poverty, and unemployment—into compelling and meticulous paintings.
Back by popular demand! Live Music by Ben Ahn.
In 1915, the `ukulele made its introduction to the continental United States at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the event, musician Ben Ahn will take the audience on a journey across time and genre on the musical instrument America has come to love. Listen and see how the `ukulele has evolved with music, as this show will have a taste of tunes for every generation.
Nine years after San Francisco was rocked by the great earthquake of 1906, the city was the site of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a world’s fair that included one of the largest art exhibitions ever presented on the West Coast. This talk gives an overview of the great “artquake” of 1915 and the aftershocks that are still being felt in San Francisco’s cultural institutions.