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: Tiara Sensation

Photograph of pageant
September 26, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Club SOME THING teams up with the de Young to celebrate Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay with Tiara Sensation. 

Tiara Sensation contestants on stage
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

During the Fourth Annual SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant, presented in partnership with SOME THING, contestants will use their talents to develop a look and a performance of up to seven minutes that will woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation.

Contestants' names and details to follow.

Adele Crawford, Home, 2011. Photo by Sibila Savage
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments.

Adele Crawford's work investigates transience and impermanence. Drawing from an ever-expanding collection of commonplace materials, she explores elements of past and present. Selecting obsolete things, such as photographs from the 1800s, vintage books, or personal papers, she alters their appearance and creates for them a new intention. Process drives her work, which is slow, reflective, and repetitive as she dissects, alters, and reconfigures.

art making table
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.

Film still
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Tonight's film is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Latino Film Festival and introduced by Matthew H. Robb, PhD, 
Curator of the Arts of the Americas, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

September 26, 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.