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Friday Nights at the de Young: Cultural Encounters celebrating "Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture" and "J.M.W Turner: Painting Set Free"

Eyema byeri (the image of the ancestor), figure from a reliquary assemblage
June 26, 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.

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 a miniature mask out of clay and recycled materials, inspired by special exhibition Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture.

Onye and the Messengers
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

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. 

Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

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.

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Friday Nights at the de Young Celebrates "J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free"

Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth
June 19, 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.

Astor & Pollux
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Open Studio Hours
June 3–28, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm

Raw Shack (Musical Game Piece) 7–8 pm
Musicians including Bill Wolter, Ayla Xander Dozier, Shireen Amini, Gregory Hagan, Tina Fagnani, and Sheila Bosco perform Feeney's fast-paced and fun improvisational game piece, Raw Shack. Musicians have to quickly interpret written instructions on cue cards. 

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.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, exhibited 1842
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Dave Dunning of Legend Theatrical will feature a contemporary light installation in Wilsey Court that draws inspiration from the use of color and motion in J. M. W. Turner's work.

Musical Art Quintet
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Live music by Musical Art Quintet featuring Jory Fankuchen, violin; Anthony Blea, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola; Lewis Patzner, cello; Sascha Jacobsen, bass; Eric Garland, drums; Alex Murzyn, saxophone/clarinet; Nick Tocco, guitar; and Naje, vocalist.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Peace—Burial at Sea, exhibited 1842
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Sam Smiles will present the themes of the special exhibition J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free, namely that Turner was an audacious artist but also keenly engaged with the events and technological developments of early Victorian Britain.

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Friday Nights at the de Young: Revisiting South of Market: A Multigenerational Conversation about Change in the Bay Area

Janet Delaney, Merchantile Building, Mission at Third Street, 1980
June 12, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young, in partnership with the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, presents three unique programs that celebrate and respond to Janet Delaney: South of Market, currently on view at the de Young. The events occur on June 5, 12, and July 17.

June 12, 2015: Part 2 - Keeping San Francisco Alive: A Frank Conversation

Astor & Pollux
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Open Studio Hours
June 3–28, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm

Music Inspired by Art 7–8 pm
Composer Gabriela Lena Frank will give a discussion and performance about Ira Arca, an artwork she commissioned from Feeney. Other musicians including Bill Wolter and Wally Scharold will play short vignettes inspired by Feeney's Musical Anatomy artworks.

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.

Inspired by Janet Delaney: South of Market, the art table activity will feature a community map of San Francisco. Draw your favorite destinations, memorable places, and community spaces to the map. Watch the map grow and change throughout the night!

Friday Night 2014
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

“Sustaining the Arts” will feature a dozen organizations working to bring awareness to displacement issues being faced from residents, artists, and arts organizations across the city. Join us in creating a place where we can discuss ideas and strategies about how to sustain cities and the arts.

Janet Delaney, Second at Market Street, 1986
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion that aims to offer a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of the arts in urban planning and public policy in San Francisco. Discussion points will explore exemplary case studies, pivotal policy decisions, creative compromises, and new alternatives that affect the changing cultural life of our city.

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Friday Nights at the de Young: Revisiting South of Market: A Multigenerational Conversation about Change in the Bay Area

Delaney, Merchantile Buildling, Mission at Third Street
June 5, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young, in partnership with the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, presents three unique programs that celebrate and respond to Janet Delaney: South of Market, currently on view at the de Young. The events occur on June 5, 12, and July 17.

June 5: Part 1 - 

San Francisco: Looking back as we look forward
Astor & Pollux
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Open Studio Hours
June 3–28, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm

Ambient Soundscape 7–8 pm
Join musicians & sound artists Jennifer Hutson, Elise Youssoufian, Gregory Hagan, and Robert Usher as they create a peaceful soundscape for gallery visitors to wade in. Instruments include singing bowls, overtone singing, shruti box, tuning forks, and more. 

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's art project focuses storytelling and documentation as it relates to Janet Delaney’s use of the photograph as a method of sharing the landscape of a city in transition. We will design and assemble San Francisco Field Guides that are meant to be taken out into the city and used as a tool for individual reflection, documentation, and understanding.

DJ Lamont
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

DJ Lamont will be spinning music from the era of Janet Delaney's photographs (1978–mid-1980s).

Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:30 pm

Gary Kamiya reads from his book Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco. The reading is followed by a book-signing.

*This event has been switched from the 9th floor observation level to the Piazzoni Murals Room

Janet Delaney, Longtime Neighbors, Langton at Folsom Street
Gallery 12
6:30 pm

Stories of San Francisco as told by individuals photographed in Janet Delaney's work.

Schedule

6:30–7:00 pm
Gallery 12

8–8:30 pm
Gallery 12

Janet Delaney, View of the Financial District from South of Market Street, 1980
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Janet Delaney in conversation with Seth Curcio about her exhibition Janet Delaney: South of Market and the photographic history of San Francisco.

Seth Curcio is an associate director at Pier 24 Photography. He is the founder of the online arts publication Daily Serving, and writes regularly about contemporary art and photography.

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Performance by Saint Andrew's Noble Order of Royal Scots

Saint Andrew's Guild
May 29, 2015 -
6:55pm7:05pm

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.

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Live Music by Kevin Coelho

Kevin Coelho
April 24, 2015 -
6:30pm8:30pm

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.

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University of California, Berkeley Graduate Student Gallery Talks

April 26, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Art History graduate students from UC Berkeley have researched objects from the de Young collections and will present their findings in the galleries.

Participants: Elizabeth McFadden discussing pair of children's stockings (ca. 1892); Kristen Kido discussing Flanged cylinder vessel with the god K'awiil (600–850); and Susan Eberhard discussing Miguel Covarrubias' The Fauna and Flora of the Pacific and Cornelia Parker's Anti-Mass (2005)

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University of California, Berkeley Graduate Student Gallery Talks

April 26, 2015 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Art History graduate students from UC  Berkeley have researched objects from the de Young collections and will present their findings in the galleries.

Participants: Sarah Cowen dicussing Jose Benito Ortega's Cristo (Crucifix) (ca. 1880–1907); Andrew Sears discussing Joshua Johnson's Letitia Grace McCurdy (ca 1800–1802); Alexandra Courtois discussing  William Michael Harnett's Study of a Pipe and Other Objects (1874); and Grace Harpster discussing Beth Lipman's Candlesticks, Books, Flowers, and Fruit (2010)

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