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Friday Nights at the de Young: Mexico 2010 Celebration | Golden Gate Park

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 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

Event Details

In celebration of the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico, the de Young Museum proudly presents an evening in honor of Mexico’s artistic creativity. This event is the culmination point of a year-round celebration program organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco.

The event will feature a combination of audiovisuals, short films, fashion, dance, and music that will bond with the museum’s permanent collection to create a unique art experience that will showcase modern Mexico.

Tonight only, in celebration of Mexico’s Bicentennial, the de Young Museum will offer free admission to the permanent collection galleries from 5:00–8:45 p.m. See the awesome art of ancient Mexico and the entire permanent collection for free.

Audiovisuals to set the ambience
6:30–8:30 p.m. Presented by artists Sergio de la Torre, Ana Labastida, and Nora Enriquez
Short films
6:30–8:30 p.m. Featured in the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival
Club Unicornio
6:30–7:00 p.m. DJs Julio Morales y Juan Alvin mix obscure Latin American sights and sounds.
Fashion Show
7:00 p.m. Presented by the Academy of Art University in collaboration with Irene Hernández
Smuin Ballet, directed by Celia Fushille
7:20 p.m. Dance performance honoring Mexico’s celebration
World-renowned DJ Toy Selectah
7:45–8:45 p.m. Music to turn the de Young into a typical night out in Mexico City
Hands-on art making for everyone, with Mademoiselle Kim
6:00–8:30 p.m. Celebrate Mexico’s bicentennial with your own Maya warrior headdress.
September Artists-in-Residence Kearny Street Workshop
1:00–8:30 p.m. Four interdisciplinary artists create original works in Transforming Fictions.

About Friday Nights at the De Young
On Friday nights the entire museum is open until 8:45 p.m. Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. The cafe is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu, and a no-host cocktail bar is serving drinks. There are art making activities for everyone. All Friday Night programming is free unless otherwise noted.

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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