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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. 

The following pricing still applies to visit the special exhibition Ed Ruscha and the Great American West:

Adults, Seniors 65+, Students with ID | $10
Youth 6–17 | $5

 

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Long Horizon

Photo by Adrian Arias
September 2, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

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 prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm.

Masako Miki, "Message from Ghost", 2016
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

August 3–September 4, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday August 26, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

James Turrell, "Three Gems", ca. 2005
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbushThree Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

A museum visitor makes art on a Friday Night at the de Young
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.

AquaVelvets. Photo by Grace Kelly Corbin
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

The Aqua Velvets are one of the world's premier surf instrumental bands. Their sound is a blend of surf, latin rhythms, blues, lounge exotica, and free-form improvisation. Originating in San Francisco in the early 1990s, the Aqua Velvets released their first CD in 1992 on the indie label Riptide/Heyday Records. They were signed to Atlantic Records in 1995 with the release of Surfmania, and they are currently signed with Milan Records with which they have released Nomad and Guitar Noir.

Soiled silkscreen following the printing of mockups for Ed Ruscha’s Stews (1970). From left to right, the ingredients are: crushed baked beans, caviar, mango chutney, fresh strawberries, cherry pie filling, tomato paste, flowers, and leaves
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

In 1970, artist Ed Ruscha produced a series of organic screenprints using food and other household products as the "ink." How does it work to print with caviar and baked beans? Why did he use food as his medium? Do these materials hold up over time? Join Heather Brown, Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation at the Fine Arts Museums, in a lecture about this process.

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett and Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, free general admission to the permanent collection galleries is made possible through a grant from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

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