Friday Nights at the de Young | 1,000 Leagues under the City

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Photo by Helga Ingibjörg Sigvaldadóttir

Tonight's event is presented in partnership with de Young Artist Fellows Urbanauts, and Black Rock Arts Foundation.

Plumb the depths of urban infrastructure with Urbanauts, Sean Orlando and Matthew Passmore (Rebar), featuring whimsical music and projections by the Goat Family, an eclectic collection of films presented by the Exploratorium's Cinema Arts Program, the wondrous and curious world of Atlas Obscura, and other surprises to come. Hosted by the inimitable Ben Burke and presented in partnership with Black Rock Arts Foundation.

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 Friday Nights prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

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Public programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Access to special exhibitions and the permanent collection requires additional fees and tickets.

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Gregory Stock

The Fine Arts Museums’ Cultural Encounters programs are made possible through the generous support of the Hearst Foundations and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. Thanks to our media sponsor the San Francisco Bay Guardian.