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Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young presents Mission Muralismo Directional Signals

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On Friday nights the entire museum is open until 8:45 p.m. Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. The cafe is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu, and a no-host cocktail bar is serving drinks. There are art making activities for everyone. All Friday Night programming is FREE unless otherwise noted.

The de Young Museum hosts a yearlong series celebrating Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo (Abrams, 2009), edited by Annice Jacoby, with a foreword by Carlos Santana, as part of Friday Nights at the de Young.

This series celebrates one of San Francisco’s greatest assets—the Mission District arts community, a rising star on the global art map. Both cutting-edge and traditional street artists will offer lectures and performances, sharing their art, insights, musings, experiences, and perspectives.

Throughout 2010: First Fridays, 6:00–8:45 p.m. FREE

May 7: Directional Signals: Pranksters and Preachers, Paste and Stencil
June 4: Balmy Alley/PLACA
July 2: Graff Generations
Aug 6: Film Series: Quality of Life; La Misión; Mi Name Is Chula; Low Riders
Sep 3: Film Series: Piece by Piece; Style Wars; Bombit
Oct 1: Clarion Alley CAMP
Nov 5: Art and Revolution: Centennial Commemoration of the Mexican Revolution

Amish Abstractions exhibition galleries (upper level)
7:00–7:45 p.m.

Collectors Faith and Stephen Brown will lead a tour of the Amish Abstractions exhibit and discuss their 35-year love affair with antique Amish quilts, the cultural and artistic significance of these quilts, how and why they began collecting, and what attracted them to particular quilts in the collection. 

Partner, Donor, Sponsor Credits
Friday Nights at the de Young is supported by the Koret Foundation. Friday Nights at the de Young is part of the Fine Arts Museums’ Cultural Encounters initiative, generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Columbia Foundation, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.


Ticket Information

Unless otherwise noted, all Friday Nights programs are FREE. Museum admission is always free to members; regular admission fees apply for non-members to visit the galleries.

Contact Information

Nicole Schach