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17th Annual New Generations Student Showcase | Friday Nights at the de Young

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Everyday Worlds: Interiors and Exteriors

College and university students were invited by the de Young New Generations Student and Faculty Advisory Committee to submit proposals of visual art, film, music, or performance art inspired by the special exhibitions and the permanent collection at the de Young. View their work at the de Young, only on April 19.

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 Friday Nights prix-fixe 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.

Special One-Day Student Exhibition
9:30 a.m.–8:45 p.m.
Students showcase their 2D and 3D art in the heart of the de Young, for a one-day-only pop-up gallery, free to visitors.

Evening Events
6–8:45 p.m.
Celebrate the student showcase with free general admission for college students and faculty with current ID. Stay for Friday Nights at the de Young, featuring free programming throughout the museum, including music by the Whooligan, films in the Koret Auditorium, gallery talks by UC Berkeley Art History graduate students, raffle prizes, and the anticipated student showcase artist awards presentation hosted by emcees Melonie and Melorra Green.

Art Making for All
Museum Lobby
6–8:30 p.m.
Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibits! This project invites everyone of all ages to get up close and personal to the artistic process. Join our museum artists in creating a project of your own to take home.

Film Screening
Koret Auditorium
Selected student films. Schedule to be announced.

Ticket Information

Public programs are free and open to the public.

General admission tickets are free April 19 for college students and faculty with ID. Admission to Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt's Century require special exhibition tickets. Please click the button below for online reservations, which must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance. Please call the museum at 415.750.3600 for on-site purchase availability.

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Education programs for Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis are supported in part by a grant from The Netherland-America Foundation. The Fine Arts Museums’ Cultural Encounters programs are made possible through the generous support of The Hearst Foundations and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. The Artist Fellows program is part of Cultural Encounters and is also supported by major grants from The James Irvine Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services/Museums for America. Thanks to our media sponsor the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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Gregory Stock