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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. 

The following pricing still applies to visit the special exhibition Ed Ruscha and the Great American West:

Adults, Seniors 65+, Students with ID $10 | Youth 6–17 $5
 

Friday Night Tour Package

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights with a pre-reserved spot on a docent-led tour of Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm and typically last 45–60 minutes.

Members $17 | Non-members $25

Space is limited. Book your Friday Night Tour Package.

 

Friday Nights at the de Young: A Night of Sensations

Friday Nights at the de Young
September 30, 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.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbush Three Gems (2005), 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.  

t.w.five installing at Headlands Center for the Arts, 2015
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

September 7–October 2, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday September 30, 2016, 6–8:30pm. Please join us in celebrating the artist's installation with light refreshments.
 

A museum visitor makes 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.

Club SOME THING's Tiara Sensation 2015 at the de Young museum
Wilsey Court
7:00 pm

Contestants show their artistic talents to woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation of San Francisco.

SOME THING is a weekly party that explores, opens, and redefines drag performance through lipsynch, dance, live singing, vaudevillian antics, and the creation of new personas (regardless of race, gender, or color).

Ed Ruscha, A Particular Kind of Heaven, 1983
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent-led tour of the special exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Space is limited.

Package Contents: Exhibition ticket, docent guide, tour reservation, choice of any wine, beer, or soft drink at the bar or café.

Christopher Brown, "Start", 1996
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Tonight's conversation will be moderated by Pam Paulson and Renee Bott.

Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett and Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, free general admission to the permanent collection galleries is made possible through a grant from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

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