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.
Join us at the art table and create a miniature mask out of clay and recycled materials, inspired by special exhibition Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture.
Onye and The Messengers are a 7 piece Afro Groove Dance Band. Under the inspiration of renowned Nigerian percussionist and performer, Onye Onyeamechi, amazingly diverse professional musicians collaborate, compose, and play music that is a celebration of body and soul.
Friday Nights at the de Young presents ART/FILM: Mr. Turner Up Close, a Fine Arts Museums and San Francisco Film Society collaboration.
Join us for a lively discussion on how art is portrayed in film with San Francisco Film Society Director Noah Cowan and FAMSF Curator-in-Charge of European Paintings Esther Bell. The discussion will feature clips from Mr. Turner, (2014, 150 minutes) and J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free.