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.
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
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
The art table project this week features watercolor drawings inspired by special exhibition J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free. We will use watercolor pencils to draw cityscapes and then use water pens to give the drawing a fluid look.
Adam Theis & NOT a Brass Band are the latest offshoot of the genre-bending 15 Year-running Jazz Mafia collective. Formed by five musicians who have had extensive experience playing in New Orleans-Style Brass groups, the group takes instrumentation into new and unexplored territories.
Many of the group's new compositions use fresh rhythmic feels from Rock or EDM and combine melodies, harmony, and phrasing from Chamber, Jazz, and World musics. Of course, there is still a hint of New Orleans lingering beneath the surface as evidence of wild horn romps from time to time.
This is the 2nd Annual Robert and Daphne Bransten Lecture.
This year’s lecture features Dr. Sheena Wagstaff, Chairman of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art.