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Orange Nights: Curaçao | Friday Nights at the de Young

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Curaçao night will give de Young visitors a taste of the vibrant and colorful “Dushi Kòrsou” with music, dance, art, photography, and food from this island in the Dutch Caribbean.

InstagramTake the de Young's Instagram challenge by posting a picture inspired by this week's Orange Nights theme #SunnyDutch. A selection of images will be digitally displayed in Wilsey Court during Friday Nights at the de Young.

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.

Paid admission is required to view the permanent collections and the special exhibitions Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt's Century.


Orange Nights at the de Young

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, Orange Nights celebrate Dutch culture and innovation in conjunction with Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt’s Century.

Education programs for Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis are supported in part by a grant from The Netherland-America Foundation. 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.

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Gregory Stock
de Young Café
5:00 pm

A special Dutch-inspired prix-fixe menu is offered at the de Young Café beginning at 5 pm. Grab-and-go items are also available until café closes at 8:15 pm.

5:00 pm

Museumgoers will get to experience the island of Curaçao's finest between 5 and 8:30 pm.

Art making for all
6:00 pm

Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibitions! These projects help visitors of all ages get up close and personal with the artistic process. Join our museum teaching artists to create an artwork of your own to take home.

6:30 pm

Performances by Jazz Trio with Eric Calmes (founder of Grupo Zamanakitoki), Jean-Jacques Rojer, and Vernon Chatlein; Grupo Ban Selebr'e, with Roël Calister, Monica Goncalves Mão-Cheia, Vernon Chatlein, and Marvin Snijders; and Grupo Futuro i Memoria di Kòrsou demonstrating waltz, mazurka, dansa, tumba, and tambú.