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.
Find docents in the galleries on Friday nights between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Docents will answer questions, explain the paintings, and share information about Mr. Turner and his remarkable painting techniques. Unlike a formal tour, docents will be strolling the galleries and ready to help you enjoy this marvelous exhibit.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
Artist Marius Starkey will paint en plein air inspired by the works of J.M.W. Turner in the de Young's Osher Sculpture Garden.
Marius Starkey responds to the sublime beauty of the light, sky, and trees surrounding the garden using a variety of canvases. Visitors are welcome to draw alongside Marius while the sun sets or the fog drifts in.
From Recife, Brazil, saxophonist Spok, leader of the groundbreaking "SpokFrevo Orquestra", brings together a group of expert musicians for a special evening of Brazilian rhythms at the deYoung.
Spok was this year's honoree at Recife's gigantic Carnaval, and for many years has been an international ambassador for Frevo, the joyful Carnaval music from the state of Pernambuco.
Presented in collaboration with the Dedalus Foundation in New York and mounted in celebration of the centennial of the artist’s birth, the exhibition Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell’s Elegies in Bay Area Collections will present thirteen works by the pioneering Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) from his seminal series Elegies to the Spanish Republic, and will be on view at the de Young Museum from September 5, 2015–March 6,