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"Frank Stella: A Retrospective" Teacher Workshop

Frank Stella, "Lac Laronge III", 1969
November 19, 2016 -
9:00am4:00pm

Featuring 50 large-scale works, including paintings, wall-mounted reliefs, and three-dimensional sculptures, this exhibition offers a captivating opportunity to develop vocabulary, interpretive skills, and appreciation of artistic process. This workshop will include educator resources, gallery- viewing prompts, a contextual presentation, a studio activity, and time to share ideas with colleagues. This program is ideal for teachers of K–5 and high school.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Dance with Fire: Halloween Dance Party (Costumes Encouraged!)

Friday Nights at the de Young
October 28, 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 review 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.

Sasha Petrenko, (RE)PLACE, video still, 2014
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

October 5–30, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday October 28, 2016, 6–8:30 pm
                

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.

Bruno and Michelle Solis
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Bruno and Michelle Solis have been dancing for over four years together and are currently teaching Forró and Samba de Gafieira in Berkeley at Brasarte. 

Come dance in a traditional Northeastern Brazilian style!

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Forró and Bahian Carnaval Music by Dandara Odara and the Pragandaia Band.

Jay MacDonell. Image courtesy of Pilchuck Glass School
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire (2015, 75 min)

Filmmaker John Forsen and writer-producer Gary Gibson (with 18 Emmys between them) created this feature-length Emmy Award winning documentary that tells the story of how a small art school an hour north of Seattle became the premiere glass art center in the world and fueled an art movement.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Artistic Revolution is Everywhere

Friday Nights at the de Young
October 14, 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.

Sasha Petrenko, (RE)PLACE, video still, 2014
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

October 5–30, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday October 28, 2016, 6–8:30 pm
                 

James Turrell, Three Gems, 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 review 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. 

Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, is an annual month-long art happening in October and November that showcases more than 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios.

ArtSpan artists represent each weekend of SF Open Studios 2016. See them all tonight at the de Young and in their studios on the following weekends:

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Live music celebrating revolutionary artists Ludwig van Beethoven and David Bowie by The Beethoven Symphony also known as Classical Revolution. Classical Revolution celebrates their 10th anniversary and performs the complete Beethoven Symphonies in various venues around the Bay Area, including at Friday Nights at the de Young, where they perform Symphony No. 7 in A Major and renditions of revolutionary David Bowie, featuring local guest musicians.

The Labyrinth, 1986
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Labyrinth (1986, 101 minutes) is a fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film revolves around 15 year-old Sarah's (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie).

Film Screening: "Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya", by Patricia Amlin

Video still from Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya, by Patricia Amlin
October 20, 2016 -
10:30am11:30am

Popol Vuh is a corpus of mytho-historical narratives of the Postclassic K'iche' kingdom in modern-day Guatemala's western highlands. The title translates to "book of the community", "book of counsel", or, more literally as "book of the people". Popol Vuh's prominent features are its creation myth, its diluvian suggestion, its epic tales of the hero twins Hunahpú and Xbalanqué, and its genealogies.

The tale of Hunahpú and Xbalanqué has been rendered in this hour-long animated film by Patricia Amlin.

Guest Lecture: "African Art Beyond the Pedestal and Vitrine", by Lizetta LeFalle-Collins

Figure of an ancestor or deity, 1027–1209
October 27, 2016 -
10:30am12:00pm

Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, PhD, Co-Principal of LeFalle/Collins Projects L/CP is an art historian, curator, and writer. Since 1991, she has organized exhibitions for museums nationwide as well as for international biennials. She is the founding curator of visual arts at both the California African American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco and has authored and contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, brochures, and scholarly journals.

Guest Lecture: "Engaging with Content Using Historical Thinking", by Bob Bain

Jacopo Robusti (Tintoretto), Young Man from the Renialme Family, ca. 1547–1548
October 6, 2016 -
10:30am12:00pm

Bob Bain is an associate professor in educational studies and history at the University of Michigan. He serves as a faculty associate in the museum studies program and is director of the International Institutes and School of Education’s World History and Literature Initiative. He earned his PhD in history with a concentration in youth policy.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Our Beloved Cool Grey City of Love, San Francisco

Friday Nights at the de Young
October 21, 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.

Sasha Petrenko, (RE)PLACE, video still, 2014
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

October 5–30, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday October 28, 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 review 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. 

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.

Morley
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:00 pm

Performances at 6 pm and 7:15 pm

Humble Administrator’s Garden
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

From Chinatown in San Francisco to the city of Suzhou in China, immersion in the rich culture of the Far East is an eye-opening experience. Suzhou Tourism invites you to transport yourself to the "Venice of China" through a photo booth experience that will allow you to take a picture or two of your "travels" in the city - no visa required. Share your photos on social media with the official hashtag #TravelSuzhou.

Musical Art Quintet. Photo by Zaque Eyn
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Live music by The Musical Art Quintet performing "The Cool Grey City of Love" composed by Sascha Jacobsen and commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, along with other new pieces from their upcoming album “Chamber con Alma." Tonight's performance features a special guest appearance by Gary Kamiya, author of Cool Grey City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco.

Cool Grey City of Love
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Author Gary Kamiya will be joining Musical Art Quintet for a special evening celebrating our city, San Francisco. Kamiya will read George Sterling's poem, The Cool, Grey City of Love, as well as three of his own pieces preceding each of the movements of Sascha's chamber compositions entitled Sin City (on the Barbary Coast), Earthquakes (on the city's many transformations) and Dancing on the Brink of the World (on the city's natural splendor).

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