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Ed Ruscha Teacher Workshop

Ed Ruscha, 'A Particular Kind of Heaven',1983
August 27, 2016 -

Join us for a day dedicated to examining the work of Ed Ruscha. Learn how the artist’s seminal journey to California served as a catalyst for a career in which he explored the American west through texts and images. This workshop will include educator resources, background information, a studio activity, and time to share ideas with colleagues. This program is geared for students fourth grade and up. Space limited to 40 teachers.

Doing and Viewing Art

Doing and Viewing Art
November 19, 2016 -


Children ages 4 to 12 are invited on a guided tour of a current exhibition or the permanent collection, followed by a studio workshop led by professional teaching artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Both sessions are open to the public.

10–11:30 am and 12:30–2 pm

November 19             Frank Stella: A Retrospective

November 26             No class

December 3               On the Grid

December 10             Children Who Live at the de Young

Mixed-Media Art-Making Station

A museum visitor makes art on a Friday Night at the de Young
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Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Cocktail Time at the de Young

Friday Night guests, performers, and staff pose in Wilsey Court
August 5, 2016 -

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.

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm

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 refurbish 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.  

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.

Village Road Trio
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Cocktail Hour at the de Young featuring live music by Village Road Trio

The Village Road Trio features Sascha Jacobsen, bass; Rob Reich, accordion; and Alisa Rose, violin. Rooted in classical and jazz traditions, the folkloric qualities of the musicians lead them to an extensive range of styles, including American bluegrass and old-timey music, Romanian and gypsy tunes, swing tunes and rags, favorite classical melodies, as well as originals which defy genre classification.

Live music by Brazil Beat and special guests

Sarah Cabral, Alex Calatayud, and Eva Scow of Brazil Beat with Klaus Mueller and Scott Thompson
August 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Longtime collaborators Sarah Cabral, Alex Calatayud, and Eva Scow present their project Brazil Beat. With a focus on the jazz music of Brazil, the group traverses between classics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s while mixing in a uniquely contemporary repertoire. Special guests include New York City-based pianist Klaus Mueller and long-time collaborator and Bay Area rock star Scott Thompson on bass.


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