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Friday Nights at the de Young: Swing Music & Ballet Fashion | Golden Gate Park
In the past, Friday Nights at the de Young has been a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces.
New for 2018, San Francisco’s original after-hours museum event has been re-envisioned and returns this year with a focus on fashion. The 2018 fall season of Friday Nights at the de Young highlights the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, on view from September 22, 2018–January 6, 2019.
At this fall’s events, visitors will enjoy discounted admission, extended bar offerings, a special social media lounge, in-gallery art making, and vibes and voices from around the Muslim world. Visitors are invited to this collaborative platform for discussion around the important social, political, and feminist ideas raised by the exhibition.
In the past, the event had a new theme each time and typically included an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, and more. Plus, the observation tower was free to go up and was open until 8 pm (we expect the observation tower to still be free). Please note, we’re unsure if the activities will be free like in the past, or if admission will be required. It sounds like admission to the museum will no longer be free though, but a discounted admission will be offered (price TBA).
November Artist in Residence:
Frescomania puts the ancient art of fresco center stage, inspired by the Teotihuacan murals on view in the de Young Art of the Americas galleries.
6:30pm Wilsey Court
Chaude Symphonie, directed by Rebecca Roudman
A high-energy evening that dances from toe-tapping swing to breathtaking virtuosity, this family-friendly concert has something for everyone.
7:00pm Koret Auditorium
Independent curator Brad Rosenstein will give a multimedia presentation, “From Tutu to Haute Couture: Costume and the Ballet,” which combines a brief history of ballet costume with more specific examples from Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance. The program will culminate in a fashion show of costumes from the archives of San Francisco Ballet, modeled by San Francisco Ballet School Trainees.
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries
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Submitted by Rena