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.