Special Presentation on Water Inspired by Dutch History

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Salomon van Ruysdael, "View of a Lake with Sailing Ships," ca. 1650–1651

Salomon van Ruysdael, View of a Lake with Sailing Ships, ca. 1650–1651. Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague, Beqeust of L. Thurkow-van Huffel, 1987 (inv. no. 1044)

Special presentation inspired by the Dutch history of living with water.

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.

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Gregory Stock

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.