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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. 

Pricing still applies to visit the special exhibition Ed Ruscha and the Great American West.

 

Friday Nights at the de Young presents: "The View from Hollywood"

Ed Ruscha "Hollywood," 1968 Color screenprint
July 29, 2016 -
5:15pm8:45pm

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.

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm, best viewing times are around sunset.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

Photo: Steve Ferrera, in process shot of The Tower
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

July 6–31, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Reception: Friday July 29, 6–8:30 pm

Museum visitor shows off their art during Friday Nights at the de Young
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.

Koret Auditorium
6:30 pm

The Grapes of Wrath (1940, 129 minutes) was one of Ed Ruscha's favorite classics. The film was director John Ford's most famous black and white epic drama - the classic adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1940 Pulitzer Prize-winning, widely-read 1939 novel. [The sentimental film is much more closely related to Ford's social protest dramas, The Informer (1935) and How Green Was My Valley (1941) than to his magisterial Westerns.] This film was the most popular left-leaning, socialistic-themed film of pre-World War II Hollywood.

Darren Johnston. Photo by Julie Caine
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

With an emphasis on spontaneity, melodic story-telling, and deep grooves, this highly-adaptable collection of musicians under the leadership of trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston is steeped in jazz traditions but finds ways to organically weave their combined musical interests into a curious new blend of roots/art/dance music that defies category.

Darren Johnston - trumpet
Dave MacNab - electric guitar
Doug Stuart - upright bass

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett and Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, free general admission to the permanent collection galleries is made possible through a grant from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

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