Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young Season 11
April 17–November 27, 2015

Friday Nights at the de Young programs 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 special Friday Night 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.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Celebrating "Botticelli to Braque"

Friday Night 2014
May 1, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland with live music by City Opera SF, guest lecture by Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of the department of conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and art-making for all ages.

Vessel XII
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
April 1–May 3, 2015
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.

Join us at the art table and create your own kilt pin! Kilt pins are pieces of jewelry worn on the lower corner of a Scottish kilt. Each pin is unique and custom designed to say something about the wearer. Some kilt pins show clan symbols, national emblems, animals, plants, personal interests, etc. The Friday Night art table will have supplies, templates and design ideas to inspire visitors.

José Hernández and Jennifer Muhawi
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

City Opera SF (COSF) returns to the de Young, delivering a lively program of popular opera and longtime classics. Artfully complementing the current exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, COSF artists Tenor José Hernández and Soprano Jennifer Muhawi will perform selections from La Boheme, Carmen, La Traviata as well as other Italian, French, and classical scores.

Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

Botticelli, ca. 1485
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Metropolitan Museum of Art paintings conservator Michael Gallagher will discuss the treatment and technical study he undertook on Botticelli’s The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1485).

May 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, and the Estate of Delores M. Schweizer. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

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