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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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).