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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
Seniors | $17
Students and Youth (6–17) | $10
Children 5 and under | Free

 

Friday Nights at the de Young presents de Young Dance-Off: Swing Part 1

Cynthia Glinka leads swing dance lessons at the de Young.
July 1, 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.

Jane Kim, details from From So Simple a Beginning: Celebrating the Diversity and Evolution of Birds, 2014–2015
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

June 1–July 3, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
Artist Reception: Friday June 24, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005. Concrete, plaster, stone, and LED lighting. FAMSF, foundation purchase, gift of Barbro and Bernard A. Osher, 2003.68. Photography by FAMSF
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.  

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Glinka
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Master Dance Coach/Hostess Cynthia Glinka will be your guide on the dance floor as she inspires, entertains, and instructs swing dance partner stylings of the '30s and '40s.

Museum visitor shows off their art on a Friday Night at the de Young.
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.

This week, create a greeting card with teaching artist Indira Urrutia.

Photo courtesy of Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Don Neely, vocalist Carla Normand, and the ten-piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra of San Francisco are renowned for authentically performing the sounds of the 1920s.

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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