Fiesta Friday Nights at the de Young presents live music by LoCura, El Café Peetnik with Peet's Coffee & Tea, “Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies” screening, and Artist Fellows

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Wilsey Court
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Live music

Direct from San Francisco’s fertile music scene, LoCura taps into the diverse sounds that have a rich history in the Bay Area, weaving them together in an uncanny way to reveal their common roots. Mixing flamenco with reggae and cumbia with ska through contagious rhythms and multiple languages, LoCura’s music takes you on a ride through the emerging globalized experience where the movement of people and ideas are in constant flux. In Spain the expression ida y vuelta is used to describe certain styles within flamenco that made a “round-trip” from Spain to Latin America and back, mixing with music from the African slave and indigenous American populations. With this idea of music traveling and music as creative resistance, LoCura takes the trip back again mixing it up with their own califas flamenkito, reggae, and Cuban son styles. Moved by the music that crosses borders and takes root in different lands, LoCura draws from this creative rebelde spirit to cultivate the cures passed on from our ancestors.

Hands-on art making for the entire family is offered every Friday Night. Face Off! Create a pair of Picasso-inspired portraits and then mix and match to your best side(s)! Meet our museum artists and create your own piece of art to take home.

Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Visit El Café Peetnik in the Piazzoni Murals Room and sample complimentary selections of signature Peet’s coffees and teas.

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Koret Auditorium
7:00 p.m. (limited seating, no reservations, free tickets will be available at 6:00 p.m. in front of the auditorium)
Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (documentary, 78 min.)

Produced by Martin Scorsese and Robert Greenhut and directed by Arne Glimcher, Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies is a cinematic tour through the effects of the technological revolution, specifically the invention of aviation, the creation of cinema, and their interdependent influence on artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. With narration by Scorsese and interviews with art scholars and artists including Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel, and Eric Fischl, the film looks at the collision between film and art at the turn of the 20th century and helps us to understand cinema’s continuing influence on the art of our time. For more information.


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 company, directed by Sean San José. Enjoy artist talks, salons, and performances each Friday Night presented in collaboration with Red Poppy Art House, the African American Art and Culture Complex, and Intersection for the Arts.

Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries
6:30–7:30 p.m. (special exhibition admission required)
Docent available within the special exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

Ticket Information

Programs are free. Museum and special exhibition admission required to visit the galleries. For more information on membership, please click here. Click the button below for special exhibtion tickets.

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Gregory Stock