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Come early and enjoy the galleries! Friday Nights programming begins at 6:00 p.m.
*Members enjoy admission into the Masters of Venice exhibition (tickets required) and the Members-Only VIP Lounge in the Piazzoni Murals Room.
Join us for a Venetian Masquerade Ball and wear your favorite Renaissance costume!
In Wilsey Court
Live Music by City Opera SF
And enjoy the wonderous characters from Velocity Circus as they interact with museumgoers of the masquerade ball!
Our hands-on art-making project with a teaching artist will be mask-making for your venetian costume. Also, a limited number of masks will be available for purchase for a nominal fee.
In Koret Auditorium
Special lecture: Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
with Dr. Lynn Federle Orr, curator in charge of European art, FAMSF (limited seating, free tickets will be available at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Auditorium)
Kimball Artist Studio
Closing Reception for October Artist-in-Residence, Maori weaver Glenda Joyce Hape
Hape’s strong passion, expressed in multiple media, draws attention to traditional and contemporary weaving techniques in the context of traditional Maori costume, especially as it relates to kakahu (cloaks).Hape acknowledges the social units of marae, whānau, hapū, and iwi as strong informants in her thinking and inspiration for creating artwork. For her current project, Hape is collaborating with glass artist Te Rongo Kirkwood. This collaboration provides challenges of medium and draws parallels to weaving natural material.
Every month the museum invites artists to install work and demonstrate their artistic process for the de Young’s Artist-in-Residence program. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists working with various media. Artists are on site Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m. (until 8:45 p.m. on Fridays through November).