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"Ambient Soundscape", by Artist-in-Residence Shawn Feeney

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Astor & Pollux

Astor & Pollux
graphite on bristol vellum, 24 x 18 in.
Conjoined twins connected at the bandoneon (a free-reed instrument similar to the accordion and concertina).
The faces are modeled after Astor Piazzolla, the Argentine tango composer and bandoneon player.

Kimball Education Gallery

Open Studio Hours
June 3–28, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday Nights until 8:30 pm

Ambient Soundscape 7–8 pm
Join musicians & sound artists Jennifer Hutson, Elise Youssoufian, Gregory Hagan, and Robert Usher as they create a peaceful soundscape for gallery visitors to wade in. Instruments include singing bowls, overtone singing, shruti box, tuning forks, and more. 

During his residency, Shawn Feeney will create Musical Anatomy comprising works that explore how music connects bodies, instruments, and musicians. While he will primarily work on drawings and sculptures, reference photos, videos, and music will be incorporated into the space to provide visitors with additional ways to explore musical subjects. A custom musical guide to the de Young will be available, highlighting works in the museum collections that involve music and sound. There will also be opportunities for music-making.

Ticket Information

Friday Nights at the de Young public programs and admission into the Kimball Education Gallery are free of charge. Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries.


Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, and the Estate of Delores M. Schweizer. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

Contact Information

Kevin Chen
(415) 750-3528