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Friday Nights at the de Young presents The Ponticellos: Spanish Passion and Spirit: The Sounds of Pablo Picasso and Spain; Artists Fellows; and film: The Mystery of Picasso

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Pre-opening night of Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris.

6:30–8:30 p.m., Wilsey Court
The Ponticellos present "Spanish Passion and Spirit: The Sounds of Pablo Picasso and Spain."

Join world-class cello ensemble The Ponticellos as they take you on a musical journey through the sounds of Picasso’s Spain. From flamenco to fandango, The Ponticellos will present passionate Spanish music from early-20th-century Spain—a soundtrack to the creative spirit of Picasso!

Joined by a dynamic rhythm section of cajon, bass, and Spanish guitar, with a special guest flamenco dancer, The Ponticellos present a performance of beautiful, fiery, and energetic music. Come hear cellos like you’ve never heard them before!

Rebecca Roudman, cello
Paul Rhodes, cello
Adaiha Macadam-Somer, cello
Jason Eckl, guitar and arrangements
Carl Stanley, bass
Melissa Cruz, flamenco dancer
Shaina Evoniuk, violin


All-ages, hands-on art-making with our great art teachers. This week, join our hands-on art table for Portrait in Pieces: Use the art of collage and create your own cubist portrait or figure!


7:00 p.m. , Koret Auditorium
The Mystery of Picasso (1956, 78 min.)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. One showing only.

A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera allows us to see his creative process at work.

New York Times Review

*Please note the previously scheduled lecture by curator, Timothy Anglin Burgard has been canceled. It has been re-scheduled for June 11, 2011 at 2pm in Koret Auditorium. Click here for more information and ticket information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Open Studios
Kimball Artist Studio/Education Gallery

6:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Meet 2011 de Young Artist Fellows Todd T. Brown, multidisciplinary artist; Kevin Epps, filmmaker; and Campo Santo theater, directed by Sean San José. Enjoy artist talks, salons, and performances each Friday Night presented in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, the African American Art and Culture Complex, and Intersection for the Arts.

Ticket Information

Programs are free with no tickets or reservations. Tickets are required to visit the galleries and Balenciaga and Spain. Member tickets for Balenciaga and Spain are always free and can be picked up at the museum on the day of visit. 

This is a pre-opening celebration for the Picasso exhibition, which opens to the public June 11. Tickets foPicasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso will not be available for this night.

Click here for more information on Membership.

Contact Information
Gregory Stock