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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: Firecracker Friday - Swing Dance Party Celebrating America

Friday Night 2014
July 3, 2015 -
6:00pm8:45pm

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 prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm.

Postcard Study for My Museum
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

July 1–August 2, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, July 31

Cynthia Glinka
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Master Dance Coach/Hostess Cynthia Glinka will be your guide on the dance floor as she inspires, entertains, and instructs partner dance stylings of the 20s.

art-making
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.

It's Firecracker Friday at the de Young! Join us at the art table and construct your own pompom garland. Use red, white, and blue tissue paper for Independence day, or a mixture of your own, to create unique shapes to string together into unique patterns.

Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Don Neely, vocalist Carla Normand, and the ten-piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra of San Francisco are renowned for authentically performing the sounds of the 1920s.

July 3, 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.

Media Sponsor