Free Friday Nights at the de Young | 2011 Grand Opening
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The sixth season of the free Friday Nights at the de Young Museum kicks off on January 14, 2011 with live music, art workshops, live painting and special lecture on “Absinthe: History in a Bottle”
Live music by wild jazz band Le Chat Lunatique
As unpredictable, fearless, and entertaining as their namesake, Le Chat Lunatique purveys an addictive genre they call “filthy, mangy jazz,” a signature sound that makes you want to smoke and drink too much—if only you could get off the dance floor.
“Absinthe: History in a Bottle”
Special lecture by Barnaby Conrad, author and Fine Arts Museums Trustee.
Piazzoni Murals Room
Hang out with artists Berthe Morisot (Peggy Gyulai), Vincent van Gogh (Jeremy Sutton), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Jef Valentine), and Paul Gauguin (Marius Starkey). Watch them paint and have your portrait taken.
Art making with Mademoiselle Kim
Hands-on art making for all ages.
January Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Ewing
Artist Studio/Kimball Education Gallery
Visit January artist-in-residence Jennifer Ewing and her installation Spirit Boat Directions.
About Friday Nights at the De Young
On Friday nights the entire museum is open until 8:45 p.m. Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. The cafe is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu, and a no-host cocktail bar is serving drinks. There are art making activities for everyone. All Friday Night programming is free unless otherwise noted.
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