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.
In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbish 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.
Cocktail Hour at the de Young featuring live music by Village Road Trio
The Village Road Trio features Sascha Jacobsen, bass; Rob Reich, accordion; and Alisa Rose, violin. Rooted in classical and jazz traditions, the folkloric qualities of the musicians lead them to an extensive range of styles, including American bluegrass and old-timey music, Romanian and gypsy tunes, swing tunes and rags, favorite classical melodies, as well as originals which defy genre classification.