Friday Nights at the de Young
Friday Nights at the de Young programming is currently on hiatus. Friday Nights Season 11 will take place from April 17–November 27, 2015. Please refer to the visiting page for museum hours, including extended and special holiday hours.
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.
Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums and the Estate of Delores M. Schweizer. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.