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Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young Season 12
April 15–November 25, 2016

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.

Ticket Information

Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young. 

The following pricing still applies to visit the special exhibition Ed Ruscha and the Great American West:

Adults, Seniors 65+, Students with ID | $10
Youth 6–17 | $5

 

Friday Nights at the de Young: California Brazil Camp part 2

Friday Night guests, performers, and staff pose in Wilsey Court. Photo by Adrian Arias
August 26, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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 delicious prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm.

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbish Three Gems, a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

Chris Johanson, Untitled, 2016. Print
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Live printmaking demonstration with Paulson Bott Press.

See founder and master printer, Pam Paulson, along with printers Alexander Groshong and Angela Weinberg, print two small etchings designed by artist Chris Johanson.

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.

Masako Miki, "Message from Ghost", 2016. Ink and watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 in. Image courtesy of the artist
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

August 3–September 4, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday August 26, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Sarah Cabral, Alex Calatayud, and Eva Scow of Brazil Beat with Klaus Mueller and Scott Thompson
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Longtime collaborators Sarah Cabral, Alex Calatayud, and Eva Scow present their project Brazil Beat. With a focus on the jazz music of Brazil, the group traverses between classics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s while mixing in a uniquely contemporary repertoire. Special guests include New York City-based pianist Klaus Mueller and long-time collaborator and Bay Area rock star Scott Thompson on bass.

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett and Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, free general admission to the permanent collection galleries is made possible through a grant from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

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