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: Modern Moments

Roy Lichtenstein Statue of Liberty painting
August 1, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Tonight's public programs celebrate and reflect the themes examined in the special exhibition Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection.

Toaster Bunny by Joshua Margolis
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Celebrate the residency of July Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis and his installation Monsters and Robots. Light refreshments served.

To continue following the artist's project, visit the artist on Facebook or the Periscope Project

art making station
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Create a mixed-media project inspired by Modernism. Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

painting of a turtle by artist Alexandra Blum
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Alexandra Blum and Calixto Robles will work with mono-screen printmaking to create multiple-screen images in the modernist spirit of “combines,” using elements of color, found images, and personal iconographies. 

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Violinjazz is the brainchild of violinist Jeremy Cohen, who also founded the Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco.

visitors looking at Robert Rauschenberg painting
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection.

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. Discounts may not apply.

August 1, 2014 - 6:00pm

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