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.
October 5–30, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday October 28, 2016, 6–8:30 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 review Three Gems, 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.
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
Performances at 6 pm and 7:15 pm
From Chinatown in San Francisco to the city of Suzhou in China, immersion in the rich culture of the Far East is an eye-opening experience. Suzhou Tourism invites you to transport yourself to the "Venice of China" through a photo booth experience that will allow you to take a picture or two of your "travels" in the city - no visa required. Share your photos on social media with the official hashtag #TravelSuzhou.
Live music by The Musical Art Quintet performing "The Cool Grey City of Love" composed by Sascha Jacobsen and commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, along with other new pieces from their upcoming album “Chamber con Alma." Tonight's performance features a special guest appearance by Gary Kamiya, author of Cool Grey City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco.
Author Gary Kamiya will be joining Musical Art Quintet for a special evening celebrating our city, San Francisco. Kamiya will read George Sterling's poem, The Cool, Grey City of Love, as well as three of his own pieces preceding each of the movements of Sascha's chamber compositions entitled Sin City (on the Barbary Coast), Earthquakes (on the city's many transformations) and Dancing on the Brink of the World (on the city's natural splendor).