Home » *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Labor Day Weekend, Live Music

Friday Nights at the de Young: Large Scale Drawings & California Surf Music & | SF

Every Friday
Dang! This event has already taken place.
>> Want to see our Top Picks for this week instead?
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.

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.

Kira Kira, Moya Moya, Hara Hara, by August Artist-in-Residence Masako Miki
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm
August 3–September 4, 2016

James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights.
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm
Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset. Open 5–8:45 pm.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbushThree Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.

A museum visitor makes art on a Friday Night at the de Young
Mixed-Media Art-Making Station
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.

Live California Surf Music by the Aquavelvets
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm
The Aqua Velvets are one of the world’s premier surf instrumental bands. Their sound is a blend of surf, latin rhythms, blues, lounge exotica, and free-form improvisation. Originating in San Francisco in the early 1990s, the Aqua Velvets released their first CD in 1992 on the indie label Riptide/Heyday Records. They were signed to Atlantic Records in 1995 with the release of Surfmania, and they are currently signed with Milan Records with which they have released Nomad and Guitar Noir.


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Labor Day Weekend, Live Music
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

Facebook comments: