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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco invite you to experience Judy Chicago’s Forever de Young on Saturday, October 16, in Golden Gate Park.

Join in for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Judy Chicago’s multicolored, site-specific Atmospheres performance: Forever de Young. This open-air performance is in celebration of the artist’s exhibition Judy Chicago: A Retrospective, now on view at the de Young museum.

The performance will take place in front of the main entrance to the de Young museum, at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118. It is subject to agreeable weather conditions. The most up-to-date information regarding the event will be posted the day of on our social media channels (@deyoungmuseum) and this webpage.

This performance will also be available online via livestream.

About Forever de Young

In the early 2000s, a new generation of scholars surfaced and celebrated Judy Chicago’s 1960s and 1970s Atmospheres performances as feminist responses to the Light and Space movement. These unprecedented works, which opposed the permanent transformation of landscapes by her male peers and escaped recognition for decades, were finally understood as a form of sustainable earth art that freed color from the rigid structures of painting and sculpture and allowed it to gush into the air as clouds of pigment.

Forever de Young—the artist’s largest public performance to date—is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Judy Chicago: A Retrospective at the de Young museum. Forever de Young is a newly created, complex, multicolored performance that will take place on a 27-foot-high scaffold directly in front of the de Young museum. The performance employs media that mixes with the wind and the light to create spectacular color effects.

Forever de Young is free and open to the public.

5 pm Arrivals
5:30 pm Welcome Remarks
6 pm Performance Begins

Is This Event Safe For The Environment?

Judy Chicago is a passionate advocate for the environment and animal rights, as explored in her retrospective at the museum. The materials employed in the performance are commonly used in film, photography, and theatre productions, and contain only non-toxic color pigments that will be released into the air temporarily and will then disappear.

The de Young museum is working closely with the City of San Francisco, San Francisco Fire Department, and San Francisco Recreation and Parks, following safety measures and best practices for the protection of the park and all attendees.

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
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, In Person, Weird, Wild & Wonderful Art
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA