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Friday Nights at the de Young: “Ink on Skin” Tattoo Showcase | SF

Every Friday Through November 23rd.
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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 5:00 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.

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Born Haifine Latapu, Finn is an artist, a song writer, a composer, and producer for Gruva Music™.

Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Sulu’ape Keone Nunes is one of the leading experts on Hawaiian culture, customs, and kākau (tattooing).

Nunes uses only traditional Hawaiian tools in his works and his protocols for practice are rooted in a long genealogical lineage. He studied under the late Su’a Sulu’ape Paulo (Samoa) in the use of traditional Polynesian implementations and under several Hawaiian kupuna (elders) in tattooing traditions. Nunes is also an educator and community leader, and he lectures and works internationally.

Wilsey Court
8:10 pm

Sulu’ape Keone Nunes, Kawika Au, Keli’i Makua, and guest tattoo artists show their designs in a tattoo showcase featuring works on skin and clothing. Guest artists include: Lomani Gaunavinaka; Humble Beginnings Tattoo (Sef Samatua, Chris Gonzalez, and Melissa Manuel); Andrew Kealoha; John Palega; and Soul Signature Tattoo (Joel Albanez and C.J. Gopez).

Kimball Education Gallery
4:30 pm

September 2, 2015–October 4, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm* and Fridays 4:30–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, September 25, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Explore traditional and contemporary tattoo designs and motifs through the works of Sulu’ape Keone Nunes and Pacific Islander tattoo artists from around the Bay Area.

Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.

This week’s art table project is inspired by tattoo art of the Pacific Islands.

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.
Categories: **Annual Event**, Art & Museums
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA