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Cultural Encounters at the de Young is a year-round series of interconnected public programs designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the museums while creating exciting educational and artistic possibilities based on the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco aim to reach people who don’t typically visit museums, with these culturally inclusive programs offered during extended museum hours.

Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de YoungFriday Nights at the de Young returns April 17–November 27, 2015. Friday Nights Season 11 will include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Learn more.

Artist Fellows

Artist FellowsThe de Young Artist Fellows share their ideas, works in progress, collaborative projects, finished artworks and final productions with museum visitors and community members. Learn more

de Young Artist Studio

de Young Artist StudioEvery month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists working in various media are encouraged to apply. Learn more