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Prix-Fixe Menu

May 10, 2013 -
5:00pm8:15pm

A special Dutch-inspired prix-fixe menu is offered at the de Young Café beginning at 5:00 pm. Grab-and-go items are also available until café closes at 8:15 pm.

Orange Nights: Water | Friday Nights at the de Young

Sweet and Salt: Water and the Dutch
May 10, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

The Dutch have an 800-year history in water management. Tonight we highlight innovations that have made the Netherlands a world leader in flood control and the development of strategies for living with water.

InstagramTake the de Young's Instagram challenge by posting a picture inspired by this week's Orange Nights theme #H2Orange. A selection of images will be digitally displayed in Wilsey Court during Friday Nights at the de Young.

5:00 pm

A special Dutch-inspired prix-fixe menu is offered at the de Young Café beginning at 5:00 pm. Grab-and-go items are also available until café closes at 8:15 pm.

6:00 pm

de Young Artist Fellow Lenora Lee and collaborating artists and partners take up residence in the Artist Studio as they prepare and present works in progress throughout the month.

The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories are two new performances that incorporate dance, music, media design, text, and film to shed light on the experiences of women immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century.

Art making for all
6:00 pm

Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibitions! 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.

Salomon van Ruysdael, "View of a Lake with Sailing Ships," ca. 1650–1651
6:00 pm

Special presentation inspired by the Dutch history of living with water.

Salt Flats at Le Croisic
6:30 pm

Water-themed dance performance with water-inspired lighting and projections. Game consoles invite visitors to engage with a special selection of water-themed Dutch games, organized by Dutch Game Garden.

7:00 pm

Tracy Metz, author of Sweet and Salt: Water and the Dutch, will discuss the complex and inescapable relationship between water and the Netherlands. Metz explores innovative solutions of Dutch design for living and working near water, and strategies for other countries struggling with similar hazards.

7:00 pm

These “Intimate Talks” profile Dutch water-management expertise and innovation, including a talk with Irene Rompa, cofounder of Dopper US.

Prix-Fixe Menu

May 3, 2013 -
5:00pm8:15pm

A special Dutch-inspired prix-fixe menu is offered at the de Young Café beginning at 5:00 pm. Grab-and-go items are also available until the café closes at 8:15 pm.

Art Making for All

Art making for all
May 3, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibitions! 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.

Author Talk

May 10, 2013 -
7:00pm8:00pm

Tracy Metz, author of Sweet and Salt: Water and the Dutch, will discuss the complex and inescapable relationship between water and the Netherlands. Metz explores innovative solutions of Dutch design for living and working near water, and strategies for other countries struggling with similar hazards.

Orange Nights: Light | Friday Nights at the de Young

Light
May 3, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

The Dutch value innovation, and nothing shines light on this better than light itself. Tonight’s theme explores the Dutch masters' innovations in representing light, as well as contemporary developments in lighting technology and design by Philips Lumileds and Artecnica.

InstagramTake the de Young's Instagram challenge by posting a picture inspired by this week's Orange Nights theme #NorthernLight. A selection of images will be digitally displayed in Wilsey Court during Friday Nights at the de Young.

5:00 pm

A special Dutch-inspired prix-fixe menu is offered at the de Young Café beginning at 5:00 pm. Grab-and-go items are also available until the café closes at 8:15 pm.

Art making for all
6:00 pm

Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibitions! 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.

6:00 pm

de Young Artist Fellow Lenora Lee and collaborating artists and partners take up residence in the Artist Studio as they prepare and present works in progress throughout the month.

The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories are two new performances that incorporate dance, music, media design, text, and film to shed light on the experiences of women immigrants to the United States in the early twentieth century.

For more information on the artists, collaborators, or performances, visit the Artist Fellows page.

6:30 pm

Enjoy live jazz performed by Dutch pianist Sebastiaan van Bavel and local jazz musicians Gary Brown on bass and Jason Lewis on drums, plus a light show by Philips Lumileds and a Dutch-design lighting installation by Artecnica. Game consoles invite visitors to engage with a special selection of light-themed Dutch games, organized by Dutch Game Garden. Also, take a first look at the new Dutch Innovation website, to be launched during this evening’s program.

Postmodern American Poetry
6:30 pm

Leading West Coast poets will read their work in a publication event for Postmodern American Poetry:  A Norton Anthology, 2nd Edition, edited by Paul Hoover, poet and professor at San Francisco State University. Featuring: Michael McClure, Bill Berkson, Michael Palmer, Norma Cole, Aaron Shurin, Laura Moriarty, Elizabeth Robinson, Stephen Ratcliffe, Maxine Chernoff, Gillian Conoley, Andrew Joron, Will Alexander, Clark Coolidge, Rusty Morrison, Joseph Lease, and K. Silem Mohammed.

7:00 pm

Light and video show from Philips Lumileds and Artecnica.

7:30 pm

Special tour of Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis with independent scholar Brad Rosenstein, focusing on the use of light in paintings by 17th-century Dutch masters.

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