Milonga at the de Young: Tango & Blues | Golden Gate Park
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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, June 7, 2013
Tango & Blues | Friday Nights at the de Young | Fall 2018
Schedule of events:
- 6-8:30 pm: Art Making for All – Lobby
Hands-on art making in celebration of the permanent collections and more. These projects help visitors of all ages get up close and personal with the artistic process. Join the museum teaching artists to create an artwork of your own to take home.
- 6-8:45 pm: “Systemic” by Urbanauts (Sean Orlando and Rebar) – Kimball Education Gallery
Drainage, running water, steam, sewage treatment, pumping stations, fire-suppression systems, backflow-protection valves, emergency backup water supplies—many of these systems are hidden in plain sight behind closed doors, in basements, or beneath manhole covers that we have walked across countless times. In contemporary society, we rely on these expansive engineered networks of steel, brass, cast iron, and PVC in fundamental ways that we sometimes take for granted. The careful observer detects evidence of these complex systems just below and beyond perception, seeing the “tip of the iceberg” of the massive network of infrastructure that is, for most people, out of sight and out of mind.
- 6:30-8:30 pm: María Volonté: Blue Tango Tour – Wilsey Court
A collaboration between celebrated Argentine tango singer María Volonté and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, the Blue Tango Tour is a groundbreaking exploration of the emotional and musical crossroads between tango and the blues. This globe-trotting duo celebrates the deep spiritual bond between two musical genres born in desire and marginality, often censored yet always resurgent, and that speak directly to our hungry souls. Volonté’s voice and guitar fill the stage with echoes of tango’s forbidden pleasures while Footer’s harmonica whines with the lament of solitary blues.Winner of the Gardel Prize, a Latin Grammy nominee, and a member of the Tango Hall of Fame, María Volonté is an Argentine singer-songwriter celebrated for the intense passion and beauty of her songs as well as for her charisma and sensuality on stage.
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