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“Mex I Am” Festival: Fair Trade Bazaar, Live Music & Art Bar | Friday Nights at the de Young

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 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 | 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.

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Friday Nights at the de Young: “MEX I AM: live it to believe it
July 25, 2014 | 6 – 8:30 pm

In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco and LAM, Friday Nights at the de Young joins in launching MEX I AM: live it to believe it. This multidisciplinary festival, the first of its kind in the Bay Area, showcases the best performing arts, culture, and ideas from Mexico from July 31 to August 5.

Fair Trade Bazaar
Piazzoni Murals Room
5:00 pm
A world of art awaits you at the Fourth Annual Fair Trade Bazaar showcasing products from global artisans. Shop for unique items including jewelry, textiles, native handcrafts, and decorative accessories reflecting the many cultures represented in the museum’s collection. Members receive a 10% discount.

Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations
Museum Lobby
6:00 pm
Art making for all inspired by contemporary arts of Mexico

Art Bar
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm
Every week in July, mix art into your life at the Art Bar. Tonight’s special menu includes:

  • Tools of the Trade: Experiment with artist tools used to make paints.
  • Concoctions: Make your own art concoction. Contribute to a community mural inspired by tonight’s theme and artist Favianna Rodriguez.
  • Conversation Station: Exchange ideas with fellow Friday Nighters. Tonight’s theme is “MEX-I-AM.” Who are you?

Live Music by Los Cenzontles
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm
“[Los Cenzontles] both honors and upends traditional Mexican music, tapping deep roots as it flowers into something completely new, and distinctly America.” —The New York Times

Los Cenzontles (“The Mockingbirds” in Nahuatl) dig deep into Latino traditions, bringing Mexican traditions to new generations. Pioneering a powerful new hybrid sound and creating a fresh Chicano voice, the group also promotes cultural pride and understanding.

Artist Demonstration by Favianna Rodriguez
Museum Lobby
6:30 pm
6:30–7:15 pm and 7:45–8:30 pm

Live Music by Horacio Franco
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm
Enjoy a performance by acclaimed flautist Horacio Franco from Mexico as a preview of the MEX I AM: live it to believe it festival, which celebrates the arts, culture, and ideas of Mexico.

Franco is a master of his instrument and one of the most highly recognized musicians in Mexico. He studied at the National Conservatory of Mexico and the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam. In addition to his activity as flautist and musical director, he has participated in many educational programs for underserved communities.


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Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Movies, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

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