August Artist-in-Residence: Peggy Gyulai

August 9, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm
The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo)

Peggy Gyulai's work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.

August Artist-in-Residence: Peggy Gyulai

August 2, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm

The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo)

Peggy Gyulai's work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.

The Goat Family and Atlas Obscura

August 2, 2013 -
6:30pm8:30pm

The Goat Family began as a group of filmmaker friends who gathered weekly to play original and traditional music on homemade instruments. Over the years it has grown into an energetic rhythm machine that combines avant-garde film projections with rump-shaking sing-alongs. On August 2 see the Goat Family at the de Young, featuring Rock Ross, Dan Janos, Thad Povey, Chris Santeramo, and Cecil B. Feeder, and filmmaker Alfonso Alvarez projecting his 16mm and digital films.

The evening is hosted by Ben Burke.

Also in Wilsey Court, Atlas Obscura presents a look at the wondrous world of urban exploration in San Francisco. View a recent work by the Urbanauts, Sean Orlando and Rebar's Matthew Passmore, to learn more about their investigations over the past year.

Friday Nights at the de Young | New Perspectives

August 30, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Tonight we celebrate new perspectives of and on the de Young's collection with Erik Jekabson's String-tet.

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 Friday Nights prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo)

Peggy Gyulai's work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.

Erik Jekabson
6:30 pm

Live music celebrating the de Young’s permanent collection by Erik Jekabson's String-tet. This ensemble features Jekabson on trumpet, Michael Zilber on saxophone, Mads Tolling on violin, Charith Premawardhana on viola, John Wiitala on bass, and Smith Dobson on drums and vibraphone.

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Aerial View

San Francisco Demographics
August 23, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Tonight we celebrate the art of mapping and aerial viewpoints through music, a special lecture, artist demonstrations, and art-making!

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 Friday Nights prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

6:00 pm

Friday, August 23, 6–8:45 pm | Artist Reception
Celebrate the artist's residency with light refreshments in the Kimball Education Gallery.

The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo)

Peggy Gyulai's work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.

6:00 pm

Mapping Cultural Landscapes: Reinterpreting Demographics in the Bay Area

Carlo Abruzzese's new work integrates the disparate worlds of fine art and quantitative information, creating images that encourage the viewer to reinterpret our world. He is currently working on a series of paintings that map demographic statistical data from the US Census into works of fine art.

6:30 pm

This year California Brazil Camp has arranged for Jazz Bliss Brazil to perform an enchanting mix of Brazilian music and classic American jazz at the de Young. The group features the stellar vocals and engaging presence of Carol Bach-y-Rita, singing in both Portuguese and English; the passionate and lyrical saxophone and flute of Robert Kyle; and the fantastic Larry Steen on bass.

7:00 pm

A Sense of Place: Diebenkorn and the Aerial View, Emma Acker, assistant curator of American art, FAMSF

Friday Nights at the de Young | Abstraction

August 16, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Tonight we celebrate abstraction through music and art-making!

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 Friday Nights prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

Hands-on art activities
6:00 pm

San Francisco Center for the Book presents abstract prints
 with Lisa Rappoport, Donna Seager, and Adam Ewing.



Print a letterpress keepsake on one of SFCB's vintage tabletop platen presses.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo)

Peggy Gyulai's work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.

6:30 pm

Expressionist Abstractions: Bay Area Modernism Then and Now in Art and Music

Friday Nights at the de Young | The Figure

August 9, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Tonight we celebrate the figure through music and art-making!

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 Friday Nights prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo)

Peggy Gyulai's work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.

6:00 pm

Rick Rodrigues and the Modernist Painter’s Studio: Horizon with Figure

Bay Area painter Rick Rodrigues will once again delight visitors as he sets up an artist studio inspired by Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966 in the Piazzoni Murals Room. Using his models, Rodrigues will create a stunning figurative painting while visitors are invited to sketch alongside him.
 

Adam Theis
6:30 pm

Tonight's ensemble is led by award-winning composer Adam Theis, whose work is rooted in the jazz, hip-hop, gospel, and classical genres. Join us for a very special evening as Theis launches his new project, "Adam Theis and the Western Territory Project."

Adam Theis on trombone, sousaphone, electric bass, and electronics; Alisa Rose on violin; Matthew Szemela on violin; Lewis Patzner on cello and trombone; Aaron Kierbel on drums and percussion; and special guests.

Friday Nights at the de Young | 1,000 Leagues under the City

August 2, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Tonight's event is presented in partnership with de Young Artist Fellows Urbanauts, and Black Rock Arts Foundation.

Plumb the depths of urban infrastructure with Urbanauts, Sean Orlando and Matthew Passmore (Rebar), featuring whimsical music and projections by the Goat Family, an eclectic collection of films presented by the Exploratorium's Cinema Arts Program, the wondrous and curious world of Atlas Obscura, and other surprises to come. Hosted by the inimitable Ben Burke and presented in partnership with Black Rock Arts Foundation.

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 Friday Nights prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

Art making for all
6:00 pm

Hands-on art making for everyone. These projects help visitors of all ages get up close and personal with the artistic process. Join our museum teaching artists to create an artwork of your own to take home.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo)

Peggy Gyulai's work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.

6:30 pm

The Goat Family began as a group of filmmaker friends who gathered weekly to play original and traditional music on homemade instruments. Over the years it has grown into an energetic rhythm machine that combines avant-garde film projections with rump-shaking sing-alongs. On August 2 see the Goat Family at the de Young, featuring Rock Ross, Dan Janos, Thad Povey, Chris Santeramo, and Cecil B. Feeder, and filmmaker Alfonso Alvarez projecting his 16mm and digital films.

The evening is hosted by Ben Burke.

Also in Wilsey Court, Atlas Obscura presents a look at the wondrous world of urban exploration in San Francisco. View a recent work by the Urbanauts, Sean Orlando and Rebar's Matthew Passmore, to learn more about their investigations over the past year.

Exploratorium
7:15 pm

Structural Frames: Urban Explorations in Cinematic Works
Presented by the Exploratorium Cinema Arts
7:15–7:45 pm and 8–8:30 pm

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