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Friday Nights at the de Young presents "Sunlit Memories and Dark Gardens"

Friday Nights at the de Young
May 27, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Les Fleurs du Mal:  A Couture Installation by Dark Garden Unique Corsetry. Floral Design by Susan Bell.

Tiffanie Turner, Dutch Study 1
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 4–29, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday May 27, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Image by ShootThatKlown and Leah Vass
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:00 pm

Oscar’s Inspirations in Tableaux Vivants: Lovely Flowers, Dangerous Plants and fashion vignettes featuring the artistry of Dark Garden Unique Corsetry.

Photo by FAMSF
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.

Amanita in her garden. "Dangerously Ever After" book cover
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm
Presentation: A Tour of Princess Amanita’s Dangerous Garden by author Dashka Slater
6–6:20 pm and 7:20–7:40 pm
 
Princess Amanita loves dangerous things, especially her garden which is said to be the most dangerous in the world. Glimpse the botanical bonanza that lies in the royal backyard of this most unusual princess—heckleberries, stink lilies, and swinging mace vanes—alongside a variety of other poisonous, prickly, stinky, and downright unpleasant  plants.
Notte Voci. Image courtesy of the artist
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm
Live music by “Notte Voci” and Albert Behar.
6:30–7:15 pm and 7:40–8:30 pm
 
Notte Voci is a professional classically-trained group of singers comprised of 4 artists from various opera and theater companies throughout the Greater Bay Area. They present a program of operatic solos, duets, and ensembles that span opera, musical theater & art songs.
 
About the singers:
 
Soprano Kristin Genis-Lund has performed extensively throughout California.

Around the World with Oscar

Orange and metallic striped silk chiffon, raspberry silk gauze. Spring1982. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.
May 6, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

Docent Tour: "Bruce Davidson: Gifts to the Collection"

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang
February 27, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
February 28, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 6, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 13, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 20, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 27, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 3, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 17, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 24, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 1, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 8, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 15, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 22, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 29, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 5, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 12, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 19, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 26, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 3, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 10, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 17, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 24, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 31, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 7, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 14, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 21, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 28, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 4, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 11, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Bruce Davidson (American, b. 1933) is one of the most influential photographers of the last half century. Working in both color and black and white, Davidson has documented subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to the urban grit of Harlem and the New York subway system. This exhibition presents a selection of 42 photographs and celebrates important gifts of vintage prints that will be exhibited for the first time since their acquisition in 2013. 

Mr. David for Juanita More! 24 Years of More...Runway Show

Mr. David and Juanita More! Photo by Shot In The City.
May 13, 2016 -
7:30pm8:00pm

Mr. David has been a prolific costumer and couturier for over four decades. Born and raised in New York City, he infiltrated the exclusive, avant-garde nightlife of the 1980s East Village and became a cornerstone to the fashion intelligentsia, both local and international. Throughout his time in New York City, Mr. David created garments and complete looks for famous personalities. Mr. David left the fashion world and headed to San Francisco. In 1992, he discovered his greatest muse, Juanita More!. Over the past two decades, Juanita has become synonymous with style and fashion.

Artisan Trunk Show: Manjusha Jewels

Courtesy of Manjusha Jewels
April 8, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

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 5th—Sunday, April 10th, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Adapting from the ancient Jadau art of embedding stones, Manjusha’s handcrafted pieces in extravagant detail recall a bygone era of royal Indian palaces.

Artisan Trunk Show: Philippa Roberts

Courtesy of Philippa Roberts
April 5, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

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 5th—Sunday, April 10th, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Tuesday’s featured artisan is Philippa Roberts. Born in South Africa to a jewelry-making family, Philippa now lives in Oakland and creates elegant pieces imitating the architecture and design seen around the city.

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