Friday Nights at the de Young

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 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: Brazil Camp at the de Young, Part II

Brazil camp logo
August 22, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Every year, people from around the world gather in the small town of Cazadero, California, to experience Brazilian music and dance culture firsthand through a full-immersion educational program.  We're excited to partner with Brazil Camp to bring some of their world-class artists to the de Young. 

Chico Pinheiro
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

One of the leading figures in modern Brazilian music, guitarist, composer, and arranger Chico Pinheiro was born in São Paulo. Self-taught, Pinheiro started playing the guitar and the piano when he was seven years old. After starting to perform professionally at age 15, he rounded out his musical education with a stay in Boston, where he received his music degree from Berklee College of Music, studying with legendary teachers Mick Goodrick and Hal Crook and winning several academic and musical prizes during his studies.

Mixed media installation by artist Asta Karalis
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

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

Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

To celebrate Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection, recent de Young Artist-In-Residence Tim Roseborough will present Contenda: A Visual Quiz Event. This interactive, multimedia event draws from the format of school quiz-bowl contests with questions about artistic movements and topics.

Artwork by Adela Akers
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Textile artist Adela Akers is moving her studio to the de Young. Visitors to the new studio will learn how each choice in her art-making process contributes to the unique character and quality of her work.

visitors looking at Robert Rauschenberg painting
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection.

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. Discounts may not apply.

August 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Season Sponsor of Friday Nights at the de Young is Hanson Bridgett. Additional support is provided by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Bay Guardian.