Come out to the de Young Museum in San Francsico for a FREE night of Carnaval as the dancers and bateria of Fogo Na Roupa (Portuguese for “clothes on fire”) bring the infectious energy and insistent beats that set the crowd aflame every time they take to the streets or to the stage. Also, featuring Futuro Picante with putting together a totally smokin’ salsa band of young musicians, ages 8 to 16. The band has played at Carnaval and the mayor’s award ceremony for Carlos Santana and the Brava Theater (in Wilsey Court 6:00–8:30 p.m). From 6:00–8:30 p.m., join us for hands-on art making for the entire family. Make a head dress celebrating the tradition of Carnaval. Mosey over to the Koret Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. for a special FREE lecture, “The Olmec Sacred World: Giants and Mixtures in Stone,” by Dr. Davíd Carrasco, in conjunction with the current special exhibition Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico. Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. More
Kimball Education Gallery
Join Roberto Yamir Hernandez and his CoLoRes OrGaniCos! and take the opportunity to learn about the indigenous creative process of making colors from the many different natural elements; water, earth, air, fire, sand, vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees, sea, minerals and animals.
Programs are free with no tickets or reservations. Admission tickets are required to visit the galleries and Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico (free to members).
On Friday nights, the entire museum is open until 8:45 pm (mid-January through November). Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, talks and more. The 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. Cultural Encounters at the de Young is a series of interconnected programs created 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, generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation and our media sponsor The San Francisco Bay Guardian. For those wishing to visit the galleries admission is always free to members; regular gallery fees apply for nonmembers. For more information about Friday Nights at the de Young contact email@example.com or call 415.750.7694.