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Friday Nights at the de Young | Milonga at the de Young

June 7, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Tonight's theme, Milonga at the de Young, features live music by Grammy nominee María Volonté: Blue Tango Tour.

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 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.

de Young Café
5:00 pm

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

Art making for all
6:00 pm

Hands-on art making in celebration of the permanent collections and more! 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

Drainage, running water, steam, sewage treatment, pumping stations, fire-suppression systems, backflow-protection valves, emergency backup water supplies—many of these systems are hidden in plain sight behind closed doors, in basements, or beneath manhole covers that we have walked across countless times.

6:30 pm

A collaboration between celebrated Argentine tango singer María Volonté and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, the Blue Tango Tour is a groundbreaking exploration of the emotional and musical crossroads between tango and the blues. This globe-trotting duo celebrates the deep spiritual bond between two musical genres born in desire and marginality, often censored yet always resurgent, and that speak directly to our hungry souls.

The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950–1990

September 21, 2013February 17, 2014

Since its founding in Rome in 1884, Bulgari has become synonymous with innovation and luxury in jewelry design. The jeweler is famous for mixing semiprecious stones with diamonds, mounting ancient coins in gold jewelry, and creating easy-to-wear pieces made with unusual color combinations.

Location 

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with Bulgari.

Curator's Circle
Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Pascarella

Benefactor’s Circle
Mrs. George Hopper Fitch
Dr. Alan R. Malouf
Wells Fargo

Patron's Circle
Jeri Dexter

Media Sponsor
7x7 Magazine

Opening Events: Lead Sponsor

Maserati USA

Bulgari sapphire pendant

Sautoir, 1969. Platinum with sapphires and diamonds. Chain: 74 x 1 cm. Pendant/brooch: 4.9 x 4.9 cm. Formerly in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor. Bulgari Heritage Collection, inv. 6675 N2170 © Antonio Barrella Studio Orizzonte

Bulgari sapphire pendant

Angel Island Immigration Station Experience with Chinese Historical Society of America Museum

May 11, 2013 -
1:00pm5:00pm

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.

Doing and Viewing Art

May 11, 2013 -
12:30pm2:00pm

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young
10:00–11:30 am: General public 
12:30–2:00 pm: Museum members only

Saturday, May 11: Mommy and Me

Upcoming 

Saturday, May 18: Miniature Marvels

Saturday, June 1: Mythical Creatures

Saturday, June 8: View from the Top

Saturday, June 15: All in the Family

Saturday, June 22: Creature Containers

Doing and Viewing Art

May 4, 2013 -
12:30pm2:00pm

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young
10:00–11:30 am: General public 
12:30–2:00 pm: Museum members only

Saturday, May 4: Mapping the Contemporary Print: Selections from the Anderson Collection

Upcoming

Saturday, May 11: Mommy and Me

Saturday, May 18: Miniature Marvels

Saturday, June 1: Mythical Creatures

Doing and Viewing Art

Doing and Viewing Art
May 18, 2013 -
10:00am11:30am

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young
10:00–11:30 am: General public 
12:30–2:00 pm: Museum members only

Saturday, May 18: Miniature Marvels

Upcoming 

Saturday, June 1: Mythical Creatures

Saturday, June 8: View from the Top

Saturday, June 15: All in the Family

Saturday, June 22: Creature Containers

Doing and Viewing Art

May 18, 2013 -
12:30pm2:00pm

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young
10:00–11:30 am: General public 
12:30–2:00 pm: Museum members only

Saturday, May 18: Miniature Marvels

Upcoming 

Saturday, June 1: Mythical Creatures

Saturday, June 8: View from the Top

Saturday, June 15: All in the Family

Saturday, June 22: Creature Containers

Doing and Viewing Art

May 11, 2013 -
10:00am11:30am

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young
10:00–11:30 am: General public 
12:30–2:00 pm: Museum members only

Saturday, May 11: Mommy and Me

Upcoming 

Saturday, May 18: Miniature Marvels

Saturday, June 1: Mythical Creatures

Saturday, June 8: View from the Top

Saturday, June 15: All in the Family

Saturday, June 22: Creature Containers

Doing and Viewing Art

Doing and Viewing Art
May 4, 2013 -
10:00am11:30am

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young
10:00–11:30 am: General public 
12:30–2:00 pm: Museum members only

Saturday, May 4: Mapping the Contemporary Print: Selections from the Anderson Collection

Upcoming 

Saturday, May 11: Mommy and Me

Saturday, May 18: Miniature Marvels

Saturday, June 1: Mythical Creatures

American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal

June 29, 2013August 4, 2013

Nearly seven decades after the beginning of World War II, the Congressional Gold Medal—the nation’s highest civilian award—was bestowed collectively on the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service for their extraordinary accomplishments in the war. The men in these units, comprised almost entirely of persons of Japanese ancestry, fought with bravery and valor against America’s enemies on the battlefields in Europe and Asia, even while many of their parents and other family members were held in internment camps.

Location 

American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal was developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in collaboration with the National Veterans Network and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.  Accompanying educational materials were developed by the National Veterans Network in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Cole Chemical is the lead sponsor for the national tour. Additional support provided by AARP, Comcast/NBC Universal, the Japanese American Veterans Association, Pritzker Military Library, the Shiratsuki Family, Southwest Airlines, and the Spirit Mountain Community Fund.

American Heroes sponsor logos

Congressional Gold Medal

L: The 442nd Regimental Combat Team received a citation for its battlefield gallantry. France, 1944. Courtesy National Archives. R: Nisei Congressional Gold Medal obverse. Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History 

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