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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. Surcharge applies to visit the special exhibition galleries:

Adults and Seniors | $20
Students and Youth (6–17) | $10
 

Friday Nights at the de Young presents de Young Dance-Off: Tango

Photo by Ryan Darley
June 10, 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.

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, best view times are around sunset.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, the “skyspace” sited 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.  

Image courtesy of Terence Clarke
Piazzoni Murals Room
5:30 pm

Arrive at the museum early for a free tango lesson offered by our hosts Terence Clarke and Beatrice Bowles.

As a child, Beatrice Bowles hid books of fairy tales inside her schoolbooks. Later, she found that her own children adored hearing and reading stories, too. She now has recorded four collections of stories for children and is a voting member of the Grammy’s. 

Terence Clarke’s ninth book, a novel titled The Notorious Dream of Jesús Lázaro, was published last year. He is the director of publishing at Astor & Lenox.

Photo by FAMSF
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.

Image courtesy of Trio Garufa
Wilsey Court
6:45 pm

Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada, and at US venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, and Teatro Leon de Greiff. Trio Garufa's repertoire includes Classic Argentine tangos from the golden era, as well as Argentine folklore music, modern tangos from Piazzolla, electro-tango, and original compositions.

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, funding from The Hearst Foundations makes possible free general admission to the permanent collection galleries. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

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