Symphony and Magic | Friday Nights at de Young
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de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of free interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, art activities and lectures in the public spaces of the museum. November 4th features a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco Symphony, a film about the secrets of magic and illusion in the renaissance and more.
Performances at 6:30–7:15 and 7:45–8:30 p.m. by Quartet San Francisco
Honoring the San Francisco Symphony on its 100th Anniversary and in conjunction with Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
The 2011–2012 season marks the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th year on the world’s cultural stage. From the first night of the season to the last, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony host a celebration of blazing, brilliant artistry. It promises to be the kind of season that only occurs once a century. Learn more.
7:00 p.m. (free tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6:00 p.m.)
Empire of the Eye: The Magic of Illusion (2009)
The Magic of Illusion is a film about how we see, what we see, or what it is we think we see. Al Roker guides us on a journey into the secrets of illusion, utilizing special effects to illustrate the artistic and visionary discoveries of the Renaissance. While Copernicus and Columbus were changing our understanding of the world, the Renaissance masters were dramatically changing the way we see that world. The film uses new technology to look at old masters in new ways.
Kimball Artist Studio
Muralist John Wehrle presents Rising Tide: A Post-Cautionary Tale, A Work in Progress
Every month the museum invites artists to install work and demonstrate their artistic process for the de Young’sArtist-in-Residence program. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists working with various media. Artists are on site Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m. (until 8:45 p.m. on Fridays through November).
John installs a scaled-up gridded drawing, which he starts to paint as soon as he arrives. Visitors are invited to participate in painting this gigantic mural.
About Friday Nights at the De Young
Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of free interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, art activities and lectures in the public spaces of the museum.
Please note that admission to the museum’s galleries is not free on Friday nights, but instead all of the events listed above take place in the museum’s “free zone” right by the entrance and are free and open the public and do not require tickets.
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