Fiesta Friday Nights at the de Young presents live music by Stevan Pasero Septet, special Picasso lecture, and Artist Fellows

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Come early and enjoy the galleries! Friday Night programming begins at 6:00 p.m.

Wilsey Court
6:30–8:30 p.m.: Live music by The Stevan Pasero Septet

The Stevan Pasero Septet mixes Brazilian, Spanish, and American music along with bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, classical, and jazz styles. Pasero’s ensemble features his dynamic acoustic trio (guitar, bass, and drums), the rhythmic cadences of Felix de Lola on cajon and palmas, the Latin syncopations of Colin Douglas on drums, and the lush string ensemble of the Musical Art Quintet, featuring the brilliant arranger and bassist Sascha Jacobsen.

“Guitar virtuoso Stevan Pasero releases another outstanding album, overflowing with brilliant compositions. . . . a spectacular collection.” -

Hands-on Art Making
6:00 p.m.  "Picasso: Deconstructed and Reconstructed"
Usung portrait or still-life images as inspiration, we cut them apart and reconstruct in the Cubist style of Picasso. Meet our museum artists and create your own piece of art to take home.


In Koret Auditorium
7:00 p.m. (limited seating, no reservations).
Special lecture with Kieran Ridge in partnership with Alliance Française.
"Pablo Picasso and Modern Literature: Revolutions in Words and Pictures" Click here for more information.

Open Studios
Kimball Artist Studio/Education Gallery
6:00–8:45 p.m.
Meet the 2011 de Young Artist Fellows Todd T. Brown, multidisciplinary artist; Kevin Epps, filmmaker; and Campo Santo theater company, directed by Sean San José; and 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

July and August 2011 at the de Young Museum

Ticket Information

Programs are free. Museum and special exhibition admission required to visit the galleries. For more information on membership, please click here.

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Gregory Stock