This evening features live music and dance peformances celebrating the brilliance, diversity, and vibrancy of Carnaval with Carnaval San Francisco's La Gente All Star Band and Dancers; a guest lecture by Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University; and art-making for all ages.
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, May 29, 6–8:30 pm
Thrill of It All
Bring a bag or piece of clothing and have it customized with an authentic patch by Ben Venom. Ben will be sewing patches (approximately 10"x10") onto your chosen textile every Friday Night. (Please do not bring wool.) Limited quantity. First come, first served.
DJ Cory Sklar will be spinning music all night.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
Create your own Carnaval mask at the Friday Nights art table, then join the festivities in style! Visitors may personalize masks with colorful paper, gems, rhinestones, feathers, and more!
Carnaval San Francisco comes to Friday Nights at the de Young Museum! Join us in Wilsey Court for live music and dance featuring La Gente All Star Band to celebrate the brilliance, diversity, and vibrancy of Carnaval. Hosted by Roberto Hernandez, Executive Producer of Carnaval San Francisco.
Performers for the evening include:
La Gente All Star Band
Sistas wit Style
2015 Carnaval San Francisco King & Queen, R. Jefferson Joseph and Rosa Mohr
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.
How can a painting visualize a fleeting moment on earth? Maybe it is impossible, but romantic poets and painters such as John Constable sought to describe these moments of lived experiences.
Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University.