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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: Visual Sound

Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Pass of the Splügen: Sample Study, ca. 1841–1842
July 31, 2015 -
5:00pm8:30pm

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

My Museum Tours
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 7 pm
Join the artist for a tour of the galleries. 

Artist Reception
Friday Night, July 31, 6–8:30 pm

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.

Wilsey Court
6:15 pm

Friday Nights at the de Young in partnership with Proud Festival Nation presents electric violinist Kippy Marks.

Improv-o-linist Kippy Marks has been delighting audiences for over three decades and is a powerhouse of an entertainer. Kippy Marks has become one of San Francisco’s New Now Next Artist who dazzles audiences with his lively performance and Unique style. Kippy is thrilled to show his EQUALITY WITHOUT EXCEPTION through his Gift of Music at this years 2015 pride celebration.

Juan Juala
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

World premiere of the documentary Juan Jaula es John Cage in the Koret Auditorium, immediately followed by a live performance of Guillermo Galindo's interpretation of John Cage's Variation III, played by Mariachi Nueva Generación in Wilsey Court.

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StringQuake Trio
Wilsey Court
7:15 pm

Friday Nights at the de Young in partnership with Proud Festival Nation presents StringQuake Trio.

Mariachi Nueva Generación
Wilsey Court
8:05 pm

Mariachi Nueva Generación will perform John Cage's Variations III interpreted by composer Guillermo Galindo. This performance follows the world premiere of the documentary, Juan Jaula es John Cage in the Koret Auditorium.

July 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett and the Koret 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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