Final Friday Nights at the de Young in 2010

Erin Garcia
Assistant Director of Communications
tel: 415.750.8904 cell: 510.364.1304
Maureen Keefe
Director of Marketing and Communications
tel: 415.750.8903 cell: 415.246.3099

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WHO:       
Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young

WHAT:       
Final Friday Nights of 2010
       
WHEN:   
November 5, 12, 19, 26 (plus special Bonus Sunday, November 7)

WHERE:   
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

COST:       
Programs are free of charge

INFO:       
www.deyoungmuseum.org

Details:
Friday, November 5
¡GRAND FINALE!  Art & Revolution: Mission Style
Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young presents the series Mission Muralismo in partnership with Precita Eyes Muralists.  Celebrate the Mexican Revolution and 100 years in the Mission during this final night of the series.

*Bonus Sunday:  After a year of exceptionally popular Friday night events and programs devoted to Mission Muralismo, the series will finish with a bonus film sneak preview, Sunday, November 7. See details below.

Piazzoni Mural Room    
6–7 pm
Book signing
Tonight is the last chance to meet the artists featured in Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo (Abrams, 2009) and have them sign books.

Wilsey Court  
6–8:45 pm
Art making with Mademoiselle Kim

Wilsey Court
6–8:45 pm
Projections
See projections of spectacular revolutionary Mission street art including work by San Francisco Print Collective, Rio Yanez, Shepard Fairey, Isis Rodriguez, John Jota Leanos, Enrique Chagoya, Emmanuel Montoya, Juana Alicia, Michael Roman, Txutxo Perez, Ray Patlan, Rigo, Chuck Sperry, Herbert Siguenza, Ester Hernandez, Susan Greene, Los Cybrids, Chuy Campesano and many other Mission artists, from the classics to the freshest.

Piazzoni Murals Room
6–8:45 pm
Artist tribute
Celebrate Mission District artist Michael Roman and his work for Carlos Santana and Day of the Dead.

Kimball Education Gallery
6-8:45 pm
Artist-in-residence reception
Meet the November Artist Studio artist-in-residence, Txutxo Perez, and see his project Revolution U, commemorating the Mexican Revolution and one hundred years in the Mission.  Perez is a major force in the Mission arts scene. His audacious work is sacred and edgy, influenced by traditional Mexican graphic forms but evolved to an evocative, sensuous, playful world of dancers, masked wrestlers, and new and old deities. He will be demonstrating some of his favorite techniques during his November residency.

Wilsey Court
6:30–8:30 pm
Live salsa and reggae by Manicato
Founded in the Mission District in 2004 by Israel Matos, Manicato has found a way to combine its social and musical influences into a hard-hitting form of intelligent dance music that feeds both body and mind. The word Manicato, derived from the Native People of Puerto Rico known as the Taino, means a bold and valiant person of a good heart. The band lives up to this Taino ideal with its socially conscious lyrics backed by a mixture of salsa, timba, reggae, hip hop and rock. Featuring one of the only father and son vocal sections in the city, hard hitting horn lines, and a rhythm section that will force you to dance, Manicato will have you speaking in one of the oldest languages, the universal language of music, feeding your mind, body and soul.

Koret Auditorium
7 pm
Films, talk and performance hosted by Willy Lizarraga and Annice Jacoby
Featured film: Excerpts of the opera Imperial Silence, an ambitious work conceived and directed by John Jota Leaños, in the lineage of Chicano avant-garde work of experimental performance, re-popularizing the traditions of Day of the Dead animation, children’s stories, radio, newscasts and mariachi.

Featured film: Act 1–Los ABC ¡Qué Vivan los Muertos! is a short, fun-loving animated primer on war and empires, in the tradition of corridos, the bittersweet epic ballads of Mexico.

Featured talk: Graphic Agitation by Favianna Rodriguez.  Rodriguez is an admired, prolific and participatory contemporary artist. She address the art and politics that influenced Mission artists. Rodriguez is co-editor of Reproduce and Revolt!, a book of contemporary political graphics collected from around the world, and she was named a visionary in the Utne Reader list of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing the World.”

Featured performance:  Las Zapatistas is a performance and presentation by Isis Rodriguez, an outstanding Mission artist whose work spans graffiti, cartoons and masterful responses to European oil painting.

Finally, Annice Jacoby, editor of Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, (Abrams, 2009) and the Mission Muralismo series curator, along with writer, poet and all around Mission fixture Willy Lizarraga give a brief closing overview on the legacy of the Mexican Revolution, the revolutionary art of contemporary Mission artists, and the continuing powerful and provocative abundance of Mission street art that is the agency for change and visual inspiration.  From Rivera to Rigo, Jacoby will trace the artist provocateur tradition in San Francisco and how the Mexican Revolution leads to Mission Revolution.

*Sunday, November 7
Bonus Mission Muralismo Event
Koret Auditorium
2 pm  
Special sneak preview of the new major documentary The Storm that Swept Mexico directed by Raymond Telles. The film tells the story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century. This was a conflict that not only changed the course of Mexican history, but also profoundly impacted relationships between Mexico and the rest of the world. At stake was Mexico’s ability to claim its own natural resources, establish long-term democracy, and redefine its identity. The legacy of the revolution included a new commitment to national education, as well as an explosion in the arts, music, literature and cinema. Q & A with filmmaker Raymond Telles follows the screening.


Friday, November 12
Friday Night Soirées: Starry Night Over the Bay

Wilsey Court 
6–8:45 pm
Art making with Mademoiselle Kim

Kimball Education Gallery
6–8:45 pm
Screen printing with artist-in-residence Txutxo Perez
Participate in the de Young Artist Studio with Txutxo Perez and his project Revolution U, commemorating the Mexican Revolution and one hundred years in the Mission. Perez leads a screen-printing demonstration and workshop in the studio.

Piazzoni Murals Room
6-8:45 pm
Travel back in time and hang out with Impressionist and the Post-Impressionist painters  Berthe Morisot (Peggy Gyulai), Vincent van Gogh (Jeremy Sutton), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Valentine) and Paul Gauguin (Marius Starkey).  The museum will provide photo opportunities for guests to pose with the artists.
Wilsey Court
6:30–8:30 pm
Live music by the Bitter Honeys

Koret Auditorium
7 pm
de Young Poetry Series: Tobias Wolf
The poetry series is curated by Paul Hoover.  Tobias Wolf will sign copies of his book Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories after the reading.  Admission is $10 for members, $20 for non-members; tickets sold online at https://tickets.famsf.org/public/.  Information:  415.750.3531 or amartin@famsf.org


Friday, November 19
Friday Night Soirées with the Alliance Française

Wilsey Court
6–8:45 pm
Art making with Mademoiselle Kim

Kimball Education Gallery
6-8:45 pm
Screen printing with artist-in-residence Txutxo Perez
Participate in the de Young Artist Studio with Txutxo Perez and his project Revolution U, commemorating the Mexican Revolution and one hundred years in the Mission. Perez leads a screen-printing demonstration and workshop in the studio.

Wilsey Court
6:30–8:30 pm
Live music by Parisian chanteuse Jessica Fichot
L.A.-based chanteuse, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that is truly international. Drawing from her multi-ethnic French/Chinese/American upbringing, her music fuses styles and languages, taking the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the lands of gypsy jazz, Chinese and Latin American folk music, and into the wilderness of her imagination. 

Koret Auditorium
7 pm
Lecture
Special lecture titled From Realism to Symbolism by Dr. Renee Morel from City College of San Francisco.


Friday, November 26
Friday Night Soirées: Final Friday Night of the Season

Wilsey Court
6–8:45 pm
Art making with Mademoiselle Kim

Kimball Education Gallery
6–8:45 pm
Screen printing with artist-in-residence Txutxo Perez
Participate in the de Young Artist Studio with Txutxo Perez and his project "Revolution U," commemorating the Mexican Revolution and one hundred years in the Mission. Perez leads a screen-printing demonstration and workshop in the studio.

Wilsey Court
City Opera SF
7-7:30 and 8:15-8:45 pm
Soirée's soprano duo will perform all French selections of opera and longtime classics including Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman, La Vie en Rose, made famous by Edith Piaf, Que rest-il de nos amours? (I wish you love), by Charles Trenet, the flower duet from Lakmé, and Habanera from Carmen. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a "superb singer" with a “crystalline voice,” Sibel Demirmen is a versatile soprano praised for her charming stage presence and colorful coloratura sound. Jennifer Muhawi has been featured with opera companies around the Bay Area, while also recording and performing a wide range of classic, jazz and international pop music. Bringing local artists together, City Opera SF focuses on romantic, pop-opera repertoire for San Francisco Bay Area events.

Wilsey Court
Classical Revolution
6:15-6:45 and 7:35-8:05 pm
The mission of Classical Revolution is to present concerts involving both traditional and modern approaches while engaging the community by offering chamber music performances in highly accessible venues, such as bars and cafes, and collaborating with local musicians and artists from various styles and backgrounds.  The group aims to weave chamber music into the landscape of San Francisco nightlife, presently populated by more popular forms of musical entertainment. By taking chamber music out of the recital hall and making it more accessible to an audience who does not otherwise hear such music in a live context, the group hopes to bring to a broader public consciousness the realization that this music is still relevant and needn't be restricted to more austere venues.  The musicians who play in Classical Revolution come from a variety of backgrounds. Most are recent graduates or current students from the nation's best conservatories, while others are accomplished non-professional musicians who use Classical Revolution as an outlet to maintain their musical life while working non-musical jobs. This inter-relation between professional and non-professional musicians is a fundamental part of the organization: dissolving boundaries that result from the specialization of musicians and bringing people, both audience and performers, together.

Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm
Magic Show: Devil in the Deck
A timeless fairy tale that melds music, magic, theater and storytelling. This magical experience that appeals to adults and children also includes visual images created by the Post-Impressionists.

Friday Nights at the de Young resume January 14, 2011.

For more information on Friday Nights at the de Young contact 415.750.7694 or publicprograms@famsf.org
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Mission Muralismo Year-long Series
The 2009–2010 Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo series offers an enriching schedule of themed programs that celebrate one of San Francisco’s greatest assets, the internationally recognized Mission District street artist community. A variety of outstanding Mission District artists offer presentations and performances, sharing their art, insights, musings, experiences and perspectives that have put the Mission District on the global art map.

Friday Night at the de Young
On Friday nights, the entire museum is open until 8:45 pm. Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours and talks.  The Museum Café is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu and a no-host cocktail bar offers drinks.  There are art-making activities for everyone.  Programs take place in the FREE zone of the museum.  General gallery admission is always free to members.

Cultural Encounters at the de Young is a series of interconnected programs developed in collaboration with community arts programs developed in collaboration with community arts organizations and performing and visual artists.  These programs are designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the museum while creating exciting educational and artistic possibilities from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Friday Nights at the de Young is part of the Fine Arts Museums’ Cultural Encounters Initiative, which is generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Columbia Foundation, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.

Museum Admission:
Friday Night programs are offered in the free zone. Permanent collection: $10 adults; $7 seniors; $6 youths 13–17 and students with a college I.D.; members and children 12 and under are free.  The permanent collection is free the first Tuesday of every month.

Special exhibition (advance): $20 adults; $17 seniors; $16 students with a college ID;  $10 youths 6–17 years old; members and children 6 and under are free.  Special exhibition tickets include access to the permanent collection.

Special exhibition (same day): $25 adults; $22 seniors; $21 students with a college ID;
$15 youths 6–17 years old; members and children 6 and under are free.  Special exhibition tickets include access to the permanent collection.