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6th Annual Tiara Sensation Pagaent

Club SOME THING's Tiara Sensation 2015 at the de Young museum
September 30, 2016 -
7:00pm8:00pm

Contestants show their artistic talents to woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation of San Francisco.

SOME THING is a weekly party that explores, opens, and redefines drag performance through lipsynch, dance, live singing, vaudevillian antics, and the creation of new personas (regardless of race, gender, or color).

Panel Discussion: "Printing Ed Ruscha"

Ed Ruscha, Coyote, 1989
September 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

Printing Ed Ruscha is the 2016 Anderson Lecture on American Graphic Arts, which this year takes the form of a panel discussion with four master printers who have worked with Ed Ruscha: Renée Bott, Paulson Bott Press, formerly of Crown Point Press, where she worked with Ruscha; Ed Hamilton, Hamilton Press; Shaye Remba, Mixografia; and Jacob Samuel, Edition Jacob Samuel. Each participant will provide a brief overview of their press and their personal history working with Ed Ruscha, followed by a conversation.

Live Projected Touchscreen Painting

Jeremy Sutton and Peggy Gyulai doing live painting during Friday Nights at the de Young
October 7, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

From Monument Valley to Silicon Valley

Using innovative digital paint technology generously provided by Touchjet, artists Jeremy Sutton and Peggy Gyulai will paint on a projected touchscreen surface that spans the breadth of Wilsey Court. Their live painting will build up a scene inspired by the exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. Museum visitors will experience painting with the Touchjet POND projector and the Corel Painter Mobile app.

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

THE THING Quarterly organizes an evening of speakers responding to themes and motifs in the exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American WestFeaturing Jeff Gunderson, Librarian and Archivist at the Anne Bremer Memorial Library of the San Francisco Art Institute; photographer David Maisel; Julie Caine, managing producer for Crosscurrents, KALW’s award-winning newsmagazine.

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.

t.w.five installing at Headlands Center for the Arts, 2015.
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

September 7–October 2, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday September 30, 2016, 6–8:30pm
 

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.

Ed Ruscha, A Particular Kind of Heaven, 1983
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent-led tour of the special exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Space is limited.

Package Contents: Exhibition ticket, docent guide, tour reservation, choice of any wine, beer, or soft drink at the bar or café.

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.

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