Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young Season 11
April 17–November 27, 2015

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.

Friday Nights at the de Young: "Divergence: Emerging Legacies"

Friday Nights at the de Young 2014
April 24, 2015 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents Divergence: Emerging Legacies, the ninteenth annual New Generations Student Showcase. The evening will also include live music, a lecture by UC Davis professor James Housefield, and art-making.

Mixed-media art-making. Photo by Asta Karalis
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.

New Generations Student Showcase postcard
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Join us for this dynamic three-day juried event featuring visual art, film, museum object talks, an art history symposium, music, and performances by university and college art and art history students, inspired by the de Young's permanent collections as well as the following special exhibitions:

Vessel XII
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm
April 1–May 3, 2015
Kevin Coelho
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Set times
6:30–7:20 pm
7:40–8:30 pm

Kevin Coelho stands out as jazz’s preeminent rising B3 star. At 18, he’s already apprenticed with several organ heavyweights, including Tony Monaco and Wil Blades, and released two widely acclaimed albums, 2012’s Funkengruven and 2013’s Turn It Up, which critic Ted Gioia hailed as one of the year’s best CDs.

Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

Delany, 10th at Folsom Street
Hamon Education Tower—9th Floor
7:30 pm

Chris Carlsson will present stories of San Francisco's tumultuous 1970s, when vital social movements saved the Mission, forced the city to build the Yerba Buena Gardens and hundreds of senior housing units around Moscone Center, fought to save the I-Hotel, created a pulsing mural movement, ensured the hilltop open spaces that still grace our city, and much more. Founder of Shaping San Francisco and its co-director for the past 20 years, Carlsson is a fount of knowledge about local history and will answer queries from people in attendance.

April 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

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.

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