Friday Nights at the de Young: 2013 Season Opening Night | Golden Gate Park
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de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
Friday, March 29, 2013
2013 Opening Night | Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
On March 29, 2013, join the deYoung Museum on the plein for the opening of the ninth season of Friday Nights at the de Young and celebrate the museum’s collections as well as the special exhibitions Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt’s Century.
Drawing in Vermeer’s Studio
Piazzoni Murals Room
Live classical drawing and portraiture, inspired by the exhibitions, for the public with Rick Rodrigues from City College of San Francisco. Take your turn at drawing a live model. Sketch pads and pencils will be offered.
Artist Reception for Andy Diaz Hope + Laurel Roth | The Conflicts
Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the fellowship of Diaz Hope and Roth, who have spent the past year completing their triptych of tapestries, The Conflicts. Light refreshments served.
Clash SF Treasure Hunt
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
Tip-toe with CLASH SF through the tulips in the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden for a treasure hunt using traditional maps and new tools for navigation. Youngsters will be delighted when they discover goodies celebrating spring scattered about the lawn. Don’t forget to find the delectable Ghirardelli chocolates (while supplies last).
Beach Blanket Babylon and Live Music with Mads Tolling
Friday Nights kicks off the season with a special guest performer from the star-studded cast of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon from 6:45–7pm, followed by the distinctive sounds of the Mads Tolling Quartet, which integrates the violin into the traditional jazz combo, from 7–8:30pm
Film Screening: “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (2003)
This is the fictionalized account of how Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s most famous work might have come to be, told from the point of view of Griet (Scarlett Johansson), a teenage girl who leaves her family’s care in the country to become a servant for the Vermeer household in the comparatively bustling, canal-laden burgh of Delft. She catches the eye of the taciturn, reclusive Vermeer (Colin Firth), and over a period of time, he begins to craft her portrait.