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Friday Nights at the de Young: Letterpress Demo & Modernist Jazz | Golden Gate Park

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Friday, August 16, 2013 - 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.

de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA



Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

In the past, Friday Nights at the de Young has been a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces.

New for 2018, San Francisco’s original after-hours museum event has been re-envisioned and returns this year with a focus on fashion. The 2018 fall season of Friday Nights at the de Young highlights the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, on view from September 22, 2018–January 6, 2019.

At this fall’s events, visitors will enjoy discounted admission, extended bar offerings, a special social media lounge, in-gallery art making, and vibes and voices from around the Muslim world. Visitors are invited to this collaborative platform for discussion around the important social, political, and feminist ideas raised by the exhibition.

In the past, the event had a new theme each time and typically included an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, and more. Plus, the observation tower was free to go up and was open until 8 pm (we expect the observation tower to still be free). Please note, we’re unsure if the activities will be free like in the past, or if admission will be required. It sounds like admission to the museum will no longer be free though, but a discounted admission will be offered (price TBA).

Friday, August 16, 2013
Letterpress Demo & Modernist Jazz | Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

crushing spiralSchedule of Events | August 16, 2013

6-8:30 pm: Letterpress Demonstration – Piazzoni Murals Room

San Francisco Center for the Book presents abstract prints
 with Lisa Rappoport, Donna Seager, and Adam Ewing.

 Print a letterpress keepsake on one of SFCB’s vintage tabletop platen presses.

6-8:30 pm: The Art of Painting Music: Allegro (ma non troppo) by August Artist-in-Residence: Peggy Gyulai – Kimball Education Gallery

Peggy Gyulai’s work explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. She approaches music as a subject, object, and inspiration, and, like Richard Diebenkorn, invokes the dynamic tension between abstraction and representation in order to create substance from the most ephemeral phenomena.

6:30-8:30 pm: Live Music by Matt Small and the Crushing Spiral Ensemble – Wilsey Court

Expressionist Abstractions: Bay Area Modernism Then and Now in Art and Music

In honor of Richard Diebenkorn and his bold artistic independence, integrity, and exploration, composer and bass player Matt Small leads the Crushing Spiral Ensemble in Wilsey Court. The band features the Bay Area’s best multigenre players performing works from the vast repertoire of Small’s original compositions, which blend modern jazz and contemporary classical aesthetics. Small is one of the groundbreaking voices contributing to the vibrant local new music scene today, keeping modernism alive and well in the Bay Area.

The performance is sponsored in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Matt Small is a member of Intersection for the Arts’ Incubator Program.


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Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.

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