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Friday Nights at the de Young: Fashion, Poetry & Jazz | Golden Gate Park

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Friday, May 3, 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

Event Details

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, May 3, 2013 Schedule of Events

  • 9:30 am-8:30 pm: Fifth Annual Artwear at the de Young
    Celebrating five years of Bay Area wearable art at the de Young, the event features 17 of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top textile and jewelry artisans and designers who will be on hand to showcase their unique handmade pieces, including apparel, accessories, necklaces, earrings and more. This highly anticipated annual pre–Mother’s Day shopping event coincides with the opening of the de Young’s latest textile arts exhibition, From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, opening on Saturday May 4, 2013. Artwear is held in the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young, and event admission is free.
  • 5-8:45 pm: Orange Nights: Light | Friday Nights at the de Young
    The Dutch value innovation, and nothing shines light on this better than light itself.
    Tonight’s theme explores the Dutch masters’ innovations in representing light, as well as contemporary developments in lighting technology and design by Philips Lumileds and Artecnica.
  • 6-8:30 pm: Art Making for All (Museum Lobby)
    Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibitions. These projects help visitors of all ages get up close and personal with the artistic process. Join our museum teaching artists to create an artwork of your own to take home.
  • 6-8:45 pm: Open Process by Artist Fellow Lenora Lee (Kimball Education Gallery)
    de Young Artist Fellow Lenora Lee and collaborating artists and partners take up residence in the Artist Studio as they prepare and present works in progress throughout the month. The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories are two new performances that incorporate dance, music, media design, text, and film to shed light on the experiences of women immigrants to the United States in the early twentieth century.
  • 6:30-8 pm: West Coast Poets Celebrate Major Anthology (Koret Auditorium)
    Leading West Coast poets will read their work in a publication event for Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, 2nd Edition, edited by Paul Hoover, poet and professor at San Francisco State University. Featuring: Michael McClure, Bill Berkson, Michael Palmer, Norma Cole, Aaron Shurin, Laura Moriarty, Elizabeth Robinson, Stephen Ratcliffe, Maxine Chernoff, Gillian Conoley, Andrew Joron, Will Alexander, Clark Coolidge, Rusty Morrison, Joseph Lease, and K. Silem Mohammed.
  • 6:30-8:30 pm: Live Jazz (Wilsey Court)
    Enjoy live jazz performed by Dutch pianist Sebastiaan van Bavel and local jazz musicians Gary Brown on bass and Jason Lewis on drums, plus a light show by Philips Lumileds and a Dutch-design lighting installation by Artecnica. Game consoles invite visitors to engage with a special selection of light-themed Dutch games, organized by Dutch Game Garden. Also, take a first look at the new Dutch Innovation website, to be launched during this evening’s program.
  • 7-8 pm: “Intimate Talks” | Light (Hamon Education Tower – Ninth Floor)
    Light and video show from Philips Lumileds and Artecnica.
  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Special Exhibition Tour with Brad Rosenstein, Independent Scholar
    Special tour of Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis with independent scholar Brad Rosenstein, focusing on the use of light in paintings by 17th-century Dutch masters.




Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries
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Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA