Friday Nights at the de Young

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 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: Presenting Asian Improv Arts

October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents new work in partnership with Asian Improv Arts

Abstract painting
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Kelvin Ming Young will demonstrate his painting process, starting with raw canvas, and applying paint with various  staining, dripping, and other techniques.

art making station
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

An artist interested in the intersections of culture and environmental issues, Viviana Paredes is fascinated with the iconic maguey (agave), its mythology, and its many uses. Found throughout the Americas, the maguey has provided the staples of life necessary for human existence for thousands of years. People throughout the Americas use its many medicinal properties, granting the plant mythical powers in myths and stories told through the ages.

Jon Jang
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

To mark the centennial of the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which denied certain populations the right to own land, Jon Jang has been commissioned to compose Oyama Canon in D, a multi-movement work that pays tribute to the Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants to America) and their contributions to agricultural development in California, as well as their struggle to resist racist alien land laws.

October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Season Sponsor of Friday Nights at the de Young is Hanson Bridgett. Additional support is provided by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Bay Guardian.