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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: Celebrating Carnaval San Francisco

Friday Night 2014
May 22, 2015 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This evening features live music and dance peformances celebrating the brilliance, diversity, and vibrancy of Carnaval with Carnaval San Francisco's La Gente All Star Band and Dancers; a guest lecture by Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University; and art-making for all ages.

All the Aces, Ben Venom
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 6–31
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights 6–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, May 29, 6–8:30 pm

Thrill of It All

Bring a bag or piece of clothing and have it customized with an authentic patch by Ben Venom. Ben will be sewing patches (approximately 10"x10") onto your chosen textile every Friday Night. (Please do not bring wool.) Limited quantity. First come, first served. 

DJ Cory Sklar will be spinning music all night.

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.

Create your own Carnaval mask at the Friday Nights art table, then join the festivities in style! Visitors may personalize masks with colorful paper, gems, rhinestones, feathers, and more!

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Carnaval San Francisco comes to Friday Nights at the de Young Museum! Join us in Wilsey Court for live music and dance featuring La Gente All Star Band to celebrate the brilliance, diversity, and vibrancy of Carnaval. Hosted by Roberto Hernandez, Executive Producer of Carnaval San Francisco.

Performers for the evening include:

La Gente All Star Band

Sistas wit Style

2015 Carnaval San Francisco King & Queen, R. Jefferson Joseph and Rosa Mohr

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. 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. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

John Constable, Vale of Dedham
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

How can a painting visualize a fleeting moment on earth? Maybe it is impossible, but romantic poets and painters such as John Constable sought to describe these moments of lived experiences.

Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University.

May 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, and the Estate of Delores M. Schweizer. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

Media Sponsor