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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 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


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.

Four artists probe invisible architecture entangled within the iconic museum built by architects Herzog and de Meuron. Returning artist Matthew Howell’s augmented soundwalk invites participants to explore sonic architecture of varied audio environments in the gardens and perimeter of the Museum.

Jeff Cravath activates Turrell’s Three Gems with a solo and interactive performance using tone chimes. Amaranth string trio presents a live performance of the “Companion Guide to Rome” in Wilsey Court, and Yann Novak will create new a site-specific work meditating on the experience of being within the Hamon Observation Tower.

SchedulePHoto of Performances

  • Hamon Observation Tower: 6:00pm and 7:00pm – Artist: Yann Novak, “Surrounding”
  • Wilsey Court: 6:20pm and 7:30pm – Artist: Amaranth, “The Companion Guide to Rome”
  • Three Gems: James Turrell Dome: 8:00pm – Artist: Jeff Cravath, “Chromatic Conversations: Scoring the Environment”
  • Outdoor Interactive Demo: 5:00pm – 8:30pm – Artist: Matthew Howell, “Polyenvironments”

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.


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Live Music
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

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