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Friday Nights at the de Young, Oct 5

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Friday Nights at the de Young

Join us for the return of Friday Nights at the de Young! This special Fall season runs for nine Fridays from September 28–November 23. All Friday nights will feature reduced admission to the special exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, and free admission to the main-level galleries. Advance tickets to the exhibition are recommended and can be purchased below.

On Friday, October 5, Stephan Rabimov talks Fashion Diplomacy: The Unspoken Rule of International Relations. From the Olympic Games to the First Ladies' wardrobes, Rabimov surveys fashion's specific cultural messages and its impact on national identity and international perceptions. This lecture takes place in the Koret Auditorium from 7–8 pm, and tickets are first-come, first-served. Enjoy a musical playlist courtesy of Fareeha Safir and Shoaib Meenai.

Inspired by the art and fashion of the show? Get your creativity on at our art-making station in the Piazzoni Murals Room. A selection of food and drink will be available from the Museum Cafe, including halal choices and creative non-alcoholic “mocktails.”  Another not-to-be-missed Friday Night experience is the Turrell Skyspace (located outside the museum sculpture garden). Beginning 20 minutes before sunset each night, viewers’ perceptions of the sky color will be subtly altered by an L.E.D. lighting system inside the chamber, and by changing light and weather conditions outside the chamber.

Ticket Information

Admission is free to the main-level galleries and performances in Piazzoni Murals Room and Wilsey Court. Tickets to Contemporary Muslim Fashions are reduced to $14 adult and $6 youth on Friday Nights between 5–8:30 pm. Advance tickets to the exhibition are recommended.

Purchase Exhibition Tickets

Interested in more? The Contemporary Muslim Fashions Friday Night Tour Package includes admission to the special exhibition, a docent-led tour, and a complimentary bevarage (choice of beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic selection). Learn more.


Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett and the Koret Foundation. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.


Contact Information

Public Programs
(415) 750-7694