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Poetry Performance by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía

Alejandro Murguía
September 16, 2016 -
6:30pm6:45pm

Poetry Performance by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía with an introduction by curator, artist, and community activist, Rene Yanez.

Murguía will take about the origins of his short story, The Other Barrio and about the 1975 Gartland Hotel fire, and the start of gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco. He will read one or two paragraphs from the story, and then recite two poems: "Mission Vision" and "Silicon City."

Guest Lectures presented by THE THING Quarterly

September 9, 2016 - 6:30pm

THE THING Quarterly Presents:
THREE PRESENTATIONS
VARIOUS TOPICS
REGARDING ED RUSCHA
AND MILK

THE THING Quarterly curates an evening of speakers responding to themes and motifs in the Ed Ruscha exhibition. THE THING Quarterly is a periodical in the form of objects. Each year, four artists, writers, musicians or filmmakers are invited by the editors (Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan) to create a useful object that somehow incorporates text.

Friday Nights at the de Young: The View from Above and to the West

Friday Night guests, performers, and staff pose in Wilsey Court. Photo by Adrian Arias
September 23, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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 refurbushThree Gems (2005), 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.  

A museum visitor makes art on a Friday Night at the de Young
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.

Ed Ruscha, Coyote, 1989
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Tonight's panel includes Renée Bott of Paulson Bott Press, Ed Hamilton of Hamilton Press, Shaye Remba of Mixografia, and Jacob Samuel of Edition Jacob Samuel.

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Changing Landscape

Friday Night guests, performers, and staff pose in Wilsey Court. Photo by Adrian Arias
September 16, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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 refurbushThree Gems (2005), 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.  

A museum visitor makes art on a Friday Night at the de Young
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.

Alejandro Murguía
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Poetry Performance by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía with an introduction by curator, artist, and community activist, Rene Yanez.

Murguía will take about the origins of his short story, The Other Barrio and about the 1975 Gartland Hotel fire, and the start of gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco. He will read one or two paragraphs from the story, and then recite two poems: "Mission Vision" and "Silicon City."

Richard Montoya as Roberto Morales in a scene from “The Other Barrio”
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Produced by Louis F. Dematteis and Dante Betteo
Directed by Dante Betteo
Production Designer: Rene Yanez
Music and Sound Design: Greg Landau
Staring Richard Montoya, Veronica Valencia, Pearl Wong, Geoff Hoyle, Vincent Calvarese, and Alejandro Murguia.

Camilo y los Robot Ninjas
Wilsey Court
7:15 pm

Guitar: Camilo Landau
Bass: Ayla Davila
Drums: Josh Jones
Keyboards and Trumpet: Marco Diaz
Tres and electronic percussion: Greg Landau

Playing Latin Noir Music from The Other Barrio.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Everything and Nothing

Friday Night guests, performers, and staff pose in Wilsey Court. Photo by Adrian Arias
September 9, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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.

A museum visitor makes art on a Friday Night at the de Young
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.

James Turrell, "Three Gems", ca. 2005
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:00 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 refurbushThree Gems (2005), 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.  

Lonely Bird Band
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Original and traditional tunes by the Lonely Bird Band featuring Dan Feiszli, bass; Jesse Appelman, mandolin; Scott Nygaard, guitar; Alisa Rose.

Koret Auditorium
6:30 pm

THE THING Quarterly Presents:
THREE PRESENTATIONS
VARIOUS TOPICS
REGARDING ED RUSCHA
AND MILK

THE THING Quarterly curates an evening of speakers responding to themes and motifs in the Ed Ruscha exhibition. THE THING Quarterly is a periodical in the form of objects. Each year, four artists, writers, musicians or filmmakers are invited by the editors (Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan) to create a useful object that somehow incorporates text.

Guest Lecture, "Food as Ink: Ed Ruscha's Screenprints from the 1970s" by Heather Brown

Soiled silkscreen following the printing of mockups for Ed Ruscha’s Stews (1970). From left to right, the ingredients are: crushed baked beans, caviar, mango chutney, fresh strawberries, cherry pie filling, tomato paste, flowers, and leaves
September 2, 2016 - 7:15pm

In 1970, artist Ed Ruscha produced a series of organic screenprints using food and other household products as the "ink." How does it work to print with caviar and baked beans? Why did he use food as his medium? Do these materials hold up over time? Join Heather Brown, Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation at the Fine Arts Museums, in a lecture about this process.

Live California Surf Music by the Aquavelvets

AquaVelvets. Photo by Grace Kelly Corbin
September 2, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

The Aqua Velvets are one of the world's premier surf instrumental bands. Their sound is a blend of surf, latin rhythms, blues, lounge exotica, and free-form improvisation. Originating in San Francisco in the early 1990s, the Aqua Velvets released their first CD in 1992 on the indie label Riptide/Heyday Records. They were signed to Atlantic Records in 1995 with the release of Surfmania, and they are currently signed with Milan Records with which they have released Nomad and Guitar Noir.

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Long Horizon

Photo by Adrian Arias
September 2, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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.

Masako Miki, "Message from Ghost", 2016
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

August 3–September 4, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday August 26, 2016, 6–8:30 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 refurbushThree Gems (2005), 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.  

A museum visitor makes art on a Friday Night at the de Young
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.

AquaVelvets. Photo by Grace Kelly Corbin
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

The Aqua Velvets are one of the world's premier surf instrumental bands. Their sound is a blend of surf, latin rhythms, blues, lounge exotica, and free-form improvisation. Originating in San Francisco in the early 1990s, the Aqua Velvets released their first CD in 1992 on the indie label Riptide/Heyday Records. They were signed to Atlantic Records in 1995 with the release of Surfmania, and they are currently signed with Milan Records with which they have released Nomad and Guitar Noir.

Soiled silkscreen following the printing of mockups for Ed Ruscha’s Stews (1970). From left to right, the ingredients are: crushed baked beans, caviar, mango chutney, fresh strawberries, cherry pie filling, tomato paste, flowers, and leaves
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

In 1970, artist Ed Ruscha produced a series of organic screenprints using food and other household products as the "ink." How does it work to print with caviar and baked beans? Why did he use food as his medium? Do these materials hold up over time? Join Heather Brown, Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation at the Fine Arts Museums, in a lecture about this process.

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