Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland with live music by City Opera SF, guest lecture by Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of the department of conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and art-making for all ages.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
Join us at the art table and create your own kilt pin! Kilt pins are pieces of jewelry worn on the lower corner of a Scottish kilt. Each pin is unique and custom designed to say something about the wearer. Some kilt pins show clan symbols, national emblems, animals, plants, personal interests, etc. The Friday Night art table will have supplies, templates and design ideas to inspire visitors.
City Opera SF (COSF) returns to the de Young, delivering a lively program of popular opera and longtime classics. Artfully complementing the current exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, COSF artists Tenor José Hernández and Soprano Jennifer Muhawi will perform selections from La Boheme, Carmen, La Traviata as well as other Italian, French, and classical scores.
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.
Metropolitan Museum of Art paintings conservator Michael Gallagher will discuss the treatment and technical study he undertook on Botticelli’s The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1485).