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.
July 6–31, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Reception: Friday July 29, 6–8:30 pm
Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm, best viewing times are around sunset.
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.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
6:30 and 7:40 pm
Premium (1971, 24 mins., 16mm)
Featuring artist Larry Bell, model Léon Bing, designer Rudi Gernreich, and musician/comedian Tommy Smothers. Based on the Mason Williams short story, "How to Derive the Maximum Enjoyment from Crackers"
7 and 8:15 pm
Miracle (1975, 28 mins., 16mm )
"Features artist Jim Ganzer and actress Michelle Phillips in a tale about a strange day in the life of an auto mechanic." (Harvard Film Archive)