“The Bay Lights” Talk & Marcus Shelby Jazz | Friday Nights at the 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 | Fall 2018
One of San Francisco’s most celebrated after-hours museum events returns for a fall season of 2018.
These nine Friday Nights feature free admission to the main-level galleries highlighted by a reinterpretation of contemporary art in their permanent collection and new acquisitions called Specters of Disruption. In addition, Friday Nights will offer reduced-price tickets of $14 to the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions from 6–8:30 pm.
Through social-media moments and in-person dialogue, visitors can engage and commune with the art and with one another in a warm and welcoming setting. Enjoy specialty drinks and mocktails, coffees, teas, and snacks. Bring your friends. Strike a pose at the selfie wall. Listen to music. Make art. Activities take place from 6–8:30 pm.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Bay Lights & Jazz | Friday Nights at the de Young | Fall 2018
Celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Friday, April 18, 2014 Schedule
6 pm Presentation: “The Bay Lights,” Ben Davis, Illuminate the Arts – Piazzoni Murals Room
The Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never repeating, dazzling display through March 2015 across the western span of the Bay Bridge.
6:30 pm Live music: Bridges, by The Marcus Shelby Ensemble and special guests – Wilsey Court
7 pm Curator Lecture: “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936,” Jim Ganz – Koret Auditorium
An overview of the current exhibition The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 by Jim Ganz, curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.
6 pm Activity: Art-Making inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe – Museum Lobby
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