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de Young 10th Anniversary Celebration & Free Day | SF

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Saturday, October 17, 2015 - All Day | Cost: FREE
de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their remodeled home in Golden Gate Park, the entire museum (not just the permanent galleries) will be free from 10am to 10pm.

The de Young hosts 12 hours of live music, performances, art-making and free admission – including our special exhibitions ‘Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition’ and ‘Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i.’

The de Young 10th Anniversary
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 10am to 10pm
de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, SF

All events are free and open to the public. Complimentary timed tickets to Jewel City will be available at the Main Level ticket desks.

Free Timed Tickets to “Jewel City”

We can’t stress enough how rare of an event this is. The de Young NEVER has free days for their special exhibits (usually free days are for the permanent galleries). You’ll get admission to Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i as well as opening day of Jewel City: Art form San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition at the Herbst Exhibition Galleries. Tickets are timed and available at the Main Level tickets desk (first come first served)

10th Anniversary Schedule

10 am–4 pm
Hands-on art making: Four projects organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s award-winning Education Department
Museum Front Lawn

11 am
Opening ceremony led by San Francisco Ohlone descendent Jonathan Cordero
Wilsey Court

11:15 am
Opening dance performances
Wilsey Court

Welcome speeches by museum and city officials
Wilsey Court

12:30 pm
Music and dance: Me-di-ate co-presents Kinetech Arts’ “Passing Through”
James Turrell’s Three Gems and Pool of Enchantment

1 pm
Lecture by Walter Hood, landscape architect*
Koret Auditorium

1–5 pm and 6–10 pm
Hands-on art making: Artist-in-Residence Carlo Abruzzese
(Artist will be on break from 5–6 pm)
Kimball Education Gallery

1:15 pm
Music: Village Road Trio
Wilsey Court

1:40–9:40 pm
Music: Acoustic performances, organized by Meklit Hadero, de Young Artist Council Inaugural Member

  • Gadje Express (Balkan quartet)
  • Jackeline Rago (Venezuelan multi-instrumentalist)
  • Valerie Troutt and Moon Candy (jazz/soul trio)
  • Chamber Music Society of San Francisco (string quartet)
  • special surprise guests
  • James Turrell’s Three Gems

2–5 pm
10 pop-up gallery presentations

  • Yua: Spirit of the Arctic: Chuna McIntyre
  • American galleries: Jabez Churchill
  • California baskets: l. frank
  • Native American galleries: Kim Shuck
  • African galleries: devorah major

2–6 pm
Treasure hunt and performances in and around the museum by Gregangelo and Velocity Circus

2:30–5 pm
Hands-on art making led by Artists-in-Residence alumni Ramekon O’Arwisters, Joshua Margolis, and Lauren Bartone
Wilsey Court

3 pm
Music: The Will Bernard/Beth Custer Ensemble*
Koret Auditorium

4 pm
Music: Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalepeño Band
Visual art performance: Lowriders of La Mission
Visual art performance: Great Tortilla Conspiracy
Museum Front Lawn

4:30 pm
Music: Erik Jekabson String-tet*
Koret Auditorium

5:30 pm
Swing dance lessons: Cynthia Glinka
Music: Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
Wilsey Court

5:45 pm
Music: Prasant Radhakrishnan’s VidyA
Café Terrace

6 pm
Music: Kasey Knudsen Sextet*
Koret Auditorium

7:30 pm
Music: Howard Wiley and the Angola Project*
Koret Auditorium

7:45 pm
Music: Marcus Shelby and Friends
Café Terrace

8 pm
Dance party: Orquesta La Moderna Tradición
Wilsey Court

*Limited capacity. Complimentary passes will be available at the Koret Auditorium.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals, Free Museum Day, Live Music
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA