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Film Screening: "Labyrinth" starring David Bowie

October 14, 2016 -
7:00pm8:40pm

Labyrinth (1986, 101 minutes) is a fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film revolves around 15 year-old Sarah's (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie).

Live Music by Classical Revolution

October 14, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Live music celebrating revolutionary artists Ludwig van Beethoven and David Bowie by The Beethoven Symphony also known as Classical Revolution. Classical Revolution celebrates their 10th anniversary and performs the complete Beethoven Symphonies in various venues around the Bay Area, including at Friday Nights at the de Young, where they perform Symphony No. 7 in A Major and renditions of revolutionary David Bowie, featuring local guest musicians.

James Turrell's "Three Gems" open during Friday Nights!

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
October 28, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.

James Turrell's "Three Gems" open during Friday Nights!

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
October 21, 2016 -
5:00pm8:30pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005. 

James Turrell's "Three Gems" open during Friday Nights!

James Turrell, Three Gems, 2005
October 14, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005. 

"Stuart Davis: In Full Swing" Teacher Workshop

Stuart Davis, "Night Life",1962
April 15, 2017 -
9:00am4:00pm

Stuart Davis is one of the preeminent figures of American modernism, blurring distinctions between “high” and “low” art, abstraction and figuration, and text and imagery. This is the first major exhibition to install works from different periods of the artist’s career alongside one another to explore their persistent thematic and visual interconnections. This workshop will include educator resources, gallery-viewing prompts, a contextual presentation, a studio activity, and time to share ideas with colleagues. The program is designed for teachers of grades 4–12.

"Discovering the Colors of Our Earth and Sky" Teacher Workshop

Fredrick Edwin Church, "Rainy Season in the Tropics", 1866
March 11, 2017 -
9:00am4:00pm

Back by popular demand and expanded! Spend two days investigating this question: What colors are our earth and sky? This workshop, designed for middle-school teachers, integrates content related to physical and life sciences with practices that help you prompt your students into deeper ways of thinking through engagement with art. This workshop introduces ideas for involving students in close observation, developing their own questions, planning and conducting investigations, and revising or re-envisioning their ideas based on their findings.

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