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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. Surcharge applies to visit the special exhibition galleries:

Adults and Seniors | $20
Students and Youth (6–17) | $10

Friday Nights at the de Young presents "Sunlit Memories and Dark Gardens"

Friday Nights at the de Young
May 27, 2016 -

Les Fleurs du Mal:  A Couture Installation by Dark Garden Unique Corsetry. Floral Design by Susan Bell.

Tiffanie Turner, Dutch Study 1
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 4–29, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday May 27, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Image by ShootThatKlown and Leah Vass
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:00 pm

Oscar’s Inspirations in Tableaux Vivants: Lovely Flowers, Dangerous Plants and fashion vignettes featuring the artistry of Dark Garden Unique Corsetry.

Photo by FAMSF
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.

Amanita in her garden. "Dangerously Ever After" book cover
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm
Presentation: A Tour of Princess Amanita’s Dangerous Garden by author Dashka Slater
6–6:20 pm and 7:20–7:40 pm
Princess Amanita loves dangerous things, especially her garden which is said to be the most dangerous in the world. Glimpse the botanical bonanza that lies in the royal backyard of this most unusual princess—heckleberries, stink lilies, and swinging mace vanes—alongside a variety of other poisonous, prickly, stinky, and downright unpleasant  plants.
Notte Voci. Image courtesy of the artist
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm
Live music by “Notte Voci” and Albert Behar.
6:30–7:15 pm and 7:40–8:30 pm
Notte Voci is a professional classically-trained group of singers comprised of 4 artists from various opera and theater companies throughout the Greater Bay Area. They present a program of operatic solos, duets, and ensembles that span opera, musical theater & art songs.
About the singers:
Soprano Kristin Genis-Lund has performed extensively throughout California.

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, funding from The Hearst Foundations makes possible free general admission to the permanent collection galleries. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

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