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Friday Nights at the de Young: Virtuosity | SF

Every Friday Through November 23rd.
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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Friday Nights at the de Young programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection and special exhibition 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

Classically-trained violist Christen Lien performs original compositions on viola that are a beautiful and dark fusion of East and West musical traditions, with classical and postmodern influences, and acoustic and electronic sounds. Using guitar effect processors and multiple looping pedals as her tools, Lien performs dynamic and emotive concerts as she constructs compositions layer by layer for her audiences, creating hybrid music and expressive performance art.

Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Gillian Forrester is senior curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art and works on 18th-, 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century visual cultures of Britain and the former British Empire. Her publications include Turner’s Drawing Book: The Liber Studiorum (Tate, London, 1996) and Rebecca Salter: Into the Light of Things (Yale University Press, 2011).

Herbst Exhibition Galleries
6:30 pm

Find docents in the galleries on Friday nights between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Docents will answer questions, explain the paintings, and share information about Mr. Turner and his remarkable painting techniques. Unlike a formal tour, docents will be strolling the galleries and ready to help you enjoy this marvelous exhibit.

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.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm plus Friday Nights until 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 refreshment

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*
*Friday Nights at the de Young programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA