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Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young Season 12
April 15–November 25, 2016

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.

Ticket Information

Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young. Surcharge applies to visit the special exhibition galleries:

Adults and Seniors | $20
Students and Youth (6–17) | $10
 

Friday Nights at the de Young presents "In the Spotlight"

Friday Nights
May 6, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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.

Mixed Media 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.

Create your own mini fashion designs on clothespin "models" using scrap fabric, colored thread, and more!

Lumio
6:00 pm

Meet the Designer Max Gunawan in the de Young Museum Store. Gunawan is a renowned San Francisco-based designer of the international award-winning Lumio and Mini-Lumio+, which are best-sellers in the museum store. Gunawan was recently on Shark Tank and has made appearances at other museums such as the Pompidou Center, Paris, MoMA, NY and Red Dot Museum, Singapore among other notable locations.

Orange and metallic striped silk chiffon, raspberry silk gauze. Spring1982. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

Behind-the-scenes fitting with Oscar de la Renta, Spring 2013.  Image courtesy of Oscar de la Renta LLC.
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

the lost ones. Image courtesy of Liz Harvey
Herbst Exhibition Galleries, Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Herbst Exhibition Galleries: 6–7 pm

Wilsey Count/Buchanan Court: 7–8:30 pm

men of the cloth cover
Koret Auditorium
6:10 pm

Film Screening: Men of the Cloth, documentary film by Vicki Vasilopoulos, followed by a panel discussion.

Viewing begins promptly at 6:30 pm, panel discussion to follow.
Please arrive early as we honor Wilkes Bashford’s contributions as a fashion leader to San Francisco. The Honorable Willie Brown will accept the honor in memory of Wilkes Bashford.

Photo: Tiffanie Turner, Dutch Study 1
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

May 4–29, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday May 27, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, funding from The Hearst Foundations makes possible free general admission to the permanent collection galleries. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

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