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.
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.
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.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
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.