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Live music by City Opera SF

José Hernández and Jennifer Muhawi
May 1, 2015 -
6:30pm7:45pm

City Opera SF (COSF) returns to the de Young, delivering a lively program of popular opera and longtime classics. Artfully complementing the current exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, COSF artists Tenor José Hernández and Soprano Jennifer Muhawi will perform selections from La Boheme, Carmen, La Traviata as well as other Italian, French, and classical scores.

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Live Music and Performances by ¡La Milonga de Escocia! and Trio Garufa

Photo courtesy of TangoCalifa
May 8, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Celebrate the exhibition Botticeili to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland with Argentine tango! Participate or watch the performance in Wilsey Court, where ¡La Milonga de Escocia! and Trio Garufa will recreate the atmosphere of grand tango dance halls in Buenos Aires.

Set times
6:45–7:15 pm
7:45–8:15 pm

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Friday Nights at the de Young: The Grand Ceilidh presented in partnership with the Caledonian Club of San Francisco

Friday Nights 2014
May 29, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents the Grand Ceilidh in partnership with the Caledonian Club of San Francisco to bid a fond farewell to Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Entertainment for the evening will feature performances by the Prince Charles (Caledonian Club of San Francisco) Pipe BandSt.

Trio of One Fiddler Michael Mullen
Wilsey Court
5:45 pm
Trio of One Fiddler Michael Mullen returns to the de Young for a proper Scottish celebration.
 
Set times
6:00–6:40 pm
Piazzoni Murals Room
5:45 pm

Join us in the re-incarnated Piazzoni Murals Room Scottish Pub co-presented with The Caledonian Club of San Francisco. Enjoy live performances from Valkyrie featuring Erin Ruth Thompson, and singer/comedian and Emcee Kristan Robbie Anderson performing jigs, reels, and pub favorites. 

Set times

5:45–6:15 pm "Charlie's Welcome"
6:15–6:45 pm 
7:00-7:20 pm feating Erin Ruth Thompson & Michael Mullen

art-making
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.

This week at the art table design your own paper bagpipes inspired by the Grand Ceilidh. Use colorful construction paper to weave a unique tartan design, add your pipes, and you'll be ready to join the Prince Charles Pipe Band!

All the Aces, Ben Venom
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 6–31
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio

Thrill of It All

Tonight, join us in celebrating the artist's residency with refreshments.

Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Smilebooth is back! Travel nearly 5,000 miles to the Scottish Highlands! Document your travels with Smilebooth in the museum's 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.

Prince Charles Pipe Band
Wilsey Court
6:40 pm

Set times
6:45–7:00 pm
8–8:15 pm

Saint Andrew's Guild
Wilsey Court
6:55 pm

Join us in paying homage to Mary Queen of Scots and hold court at the deYoung during the festivities on Friday May 29.

Saint Andrew’s Guild is a non-profit educational group. The Guild travels to schools and Scottish Festivals to bring to life the Court of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland as it was in the year 1562.

Parker, Anti-Mass, 2005
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

"Left Coast Goes to the de Young" presents new works by Jean Ahn, Nick Benavides, Jonathan Hollan, Emily Koh, Mei-Fang Lin, and Ryan Suleiman.

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

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Friday Nights at the de Young: Celebrating Carnaval San Francisco

Friday Night 2014
May 22, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This evening features live music and dance peformances celebrating the brilliance, diversity, and vibrancy of Carnaval with Carnaval San Francisco's La Gente All Star Band and Dancers; a guest lecture by Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University; and art-making for all ages.

All the Aces, Ben Venom
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 6–31
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, May 29, 6–8:30 pm

Thrill of It All

Bring a bag or piece of clothing and have it customized with an authentic patch by Ben Venom. Ben will be sewing patches (approximately 10"x10") onto your chosen textile every Friday Night. (Please do not bring wool.) Limited quantity. First come, first served. 

DJ Cory Sklar will be spinning music all night.

art-making
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.

Create your own Carnaval mask at the Friday Nights art table, then join the festivities in style! Visitors may personalize masks with colorful paper, gems, rhinestones, feathers, and more!

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Carnaval San Francisco comes to Friday Nights at the de Young Museum! Join us in Wilsey Court for live music and dance featuring La Gente All Star Band to celebrate the brilliance, diversity, and vibrancy of Carnaval. Hosted by Roberto Hernandez, Executive Producer of Carnaval San Francisco.

Performers for the evening include:

La Gente All Star Band

Sistas wit Style

2015 Carnaval San Francisco King & Queen, R. Jefferson Joseph and Rosa Mohr

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

John Constable, Vale of Dedham
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

How can a painting visualize a fleeting moment on earth? Maybe it is impossible, but romantic poets and painters such as John Constable sought to describe these moments of lived experiences.

Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University.

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Live Scottish Dancing and Music by the Red Thistle Dancers

Red Thistle Dancers
April 17, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

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

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Friday Nights at the de Young: B-bop, Prints, and Quilts!

Friday Night 2014
May 15, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

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.

All the Aces by Ben Venom. Hand-made quilt with recycled fabric, 2014. 95" x 105"
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 6–31
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, May 29, 6–8:30 pm

Thrill of It All

Bring a bag or piece of clothing and have it customized with an authentic patch by Ben Venom. Ben will be sewing patches (approximately 10"x10") onto your chosen textile every Friday Night. (Please do not bring wool.) Limited quantity. First come, first served. 

DJ Kevin Taylor will be spinning music all night.

art-making
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.

Join us at the art table for bebop inspired printmaking in honor of Richard Diebenkorn Prints: Celebrating an Acquisition. Visitors will design their own line drawings using scratch foam and print them onto cards using stamp ink.

Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Friday Nights at the de Young will feature live printmaking demonstrations by Kala Art Institute to commemorate the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn Prints: Celebrating an Acquisition. Join us in the Piazzoni Murals room between 6–8 pm to see live printmakers in action!

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Andrew Speight is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator. Originally from Australia, he relocated to the United States in 1990 to perform and record with jazz luminaries. That year, he was a prize winner in the Thelonious Monk Saxophone competition. Andrew is currently the leader and artistic director of the Generations Jazz Project. The Project resides at San Francisco State, the centerpiece being a jazz combo of undisputed jazz masters. Founding members included Jimmy Cobb, Ray Drummond, Ronnie Mathews, Eric Alexander, and Marcus Belgrave.

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

Christopher Brown, Eighty-Second Street, 1993
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Richard Diebenkorn Prints: Celebrating an Acquisition, artist, Christopher Brown, and art writer and historian, Paul J. Karlstrom, will speak about Brown's artistic practice in relation to that of Richard Diebenkorn as well as other Bay Area artists of his (and slightly later) generation including David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Bechtle. 

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Friday Nights at the de Young: Tango & "Botticelli to Braque"!

Friday Night-2014 season finale
May 8, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, Argentine style! Join us for live music and tango performances by ¡La Milonga de Escocia! and Trio Garufa. FAMSF Director Dr. Colin B. Bailey will present an overview of the exhibition in the Koret Auditorium.

Ben Venom, All the Aces
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 6–31
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, May 29, 6–8:30 pm

Thrill of It All

Bring a bag or piece of clothing and have it customized with an authentic patch by Ben Venom. Ben will be sewing patches (approximately 10"x10") onto your chosen textile every Friday Night (please do not bring wool). Limited quantity. First come, first served. 

DJ Kevin Taylor will be spinning music all night.

art-making
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.

Join us at the art table for a color theory project! Use cellophane and pastels to create your own color wheels and color-theme artworks.

Photo courtesy of TangoCalifa
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Celebrate the exhibition Botticeili to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland with Argentine tango! Participate or watch the performance in Wilsey Court, where ¡La Milonga de Escocia! and Trio Garufa will recreate the atmosphere of grand tango dance halls in Buenos Aires.

Set times
6:45–7:15 pm
7:45–8:15 pm

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

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Friday Nights at the de Young: Celebrating "Botticelli to Braque"

Friday Night 2014
May 1, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland with live music by City Opera SF, guest lecture by Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of the department of conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and art-making for all ages.

Vessel XII
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
April 1–May 3, 2015
art-making
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.

Join us at the art table and create your own kilt pin! Kilt pins are pieces of jewelry worn on the lower corner of a Scottish kilt. Each pin is unique and custom designed to say something about the wearer. Some kilt pins show clan symbols, national emblems, animals, plants, personal interests, etc. The Friday Night art table will have supplies, templates and design ideas to inspire visitors.

Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Take a trek back in time to the 17th-century Renaissance and document your experiences in Elizabethan style! Smilebooth will be stationed in Wilsey court near the stage for live opera inspiration. Smilebooth will be accompanied by opera related accessories 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.

José Hernández and Jennifer Muhawi
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

City Opera SF (COSF) returns to the de Young, delivering a lively program of popular opera and longtime classics. Artfully complementing the current exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, COSF artists Tenor José Hernández and Soprano Jennifer Muhawi will perform selections from La Boheme, Carmen, La Traviata as well as other Italian, French, and classical scores.

Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

Botticelli, ca. 1485
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Metropolitan Museum of Art paintings conservator Michael Gallagher will discuss the treatment and technical study he undertook on Botticelli’s The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1485).

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Friday Nights at the de Young: "Divergence: Emerging Legacies"

Friday Nights at the de Young 2014
April 24, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents Divergence: Emerging Legacies, the ninteenth annual New Generations Student Showcase. The evening will also include live music, a lecture by UC Davis professor James Housefield, and art-making.

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.

Join us this week for Botticelli to Braque inspired portraits. Decorate and embellish a portrait of an artist from the special exhibition or create your own portrait!

New Generations Student Showcase postcard
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Join us for this dynamic three-day juried event featuring visual art, film, museum object talks, an art history symposium, music, and performances by university and college art and art history students, inspired by the de Young's permanent collections as well as the following special exhibitions:

Vessel XII
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
April 1–May 3, 2015
Kevin Coelho
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Set times
6:30–7:20 pm
7:40–8:30 pm

Kevin Coelho stands out as jazz’s preeminent rising B3 star. At 18, he’s already apprenticed with several organ heavyweights, including Tony Monaco and Wil Blades, and released two widely acclaimed albums, 2012’s Funkengruven and 2013’s Turn It Up, which critic Ted Gioia hailed as one of the year’s best CDs.

Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

Janet Delaney, 10th at Folsom Street
Hamon Education Tower—9th Floor
7:30 pm

Chris Carlsson will present stories of San Francisco's tumultuous 1970s, when vital social movements saved the Mission, forced the city to build the Yerba Buena Gardens and hundreds of senior housing units around Moscone Center, fought to save the I-Hotel, created a pulsing mural movement, ensured the hilltop open spaces that still grace our city, and much more. Founder of Shaping San Francisco and its co-director for the past 20 years, Carlsson is a fount of knowledge about local history and will answer queries from people in attendance.

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Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights 2014
September 4, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
September 11, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
September 18, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
September 25, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
October 2, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
October 9, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
October 16, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
October 23, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
October 30, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
November 6, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
November 13, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
November 20, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm
November 27, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

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.

September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

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