“Inspiration,” a night of multidisciplinary performances and talks organized and directed by Tiit Helimets, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet
Join us for season 8 of Friday Nights at the de Young, after-hours art “happenings” (5–8:45 p.m.) that include a mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, special performances, hands-on art activities and exhibition tours.
Each evening has a unique theme and ties in with the special exhibitions and permanent collections at the de Young. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in artist/curator conversations about the creative process.
The café offers a delicious Friday Nights menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8:15. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.
Walk in and experience all public programs free! To view the permanent collection or special exhibitions, admission tickets are required.
Public programs are free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admission to the galleries and the special exhibitions Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance and The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism.