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Friday Nights at the de Young – Free Admission on September 17th to Honor Mexico’s Bicentennial

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Head on over to our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park this Friday evening to get almost four hours worth of celebration for Mexico’s Bicentennial.

And it’s all free so you’ll also be able to stroll about  the permanent collection galleries at no charge during this special Friday Night at the de Young.

All the deets:

“On Friday, September 17, in celebration of Mexico’s Bicentennial, thede Young is offering free admission to the permanent collection galleries from 5–8:45 pm in conjunction with Friday Nights at the de Young.

In honor of the bicentennial, the de Young proudly presents an evening of film, fashion, dance and musicto celebrate Mexico’s artistic achievements. Activities include:

• Projections by artists Sergio de la Torre, Ana Labastida and Nora Enriquez
Short films from the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival
Fashion show presented by the Academy of Art University in collaboration with Irene Hernández of Chillin’ Productions
Smuin Ballet performance directed by Celia Fushille
• Music by Club Unicornio featuring Julio Morales y Juan Alvin and the world-renowned DJ Toy Selectah

The festivities are organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco”

Audiovisuals to set the ambience
6:30–8:30 p.m. Presented by artists Sergio de la Torre, Ana Labastida, and Nora Enriquez
Short films
6:30–8:30 p.m. Featured in the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival
Club Unicornio 
6:30–7:00 p.m. DJs Julio Morales y Juan Alvin mix obscure Latin American sights and sounds.
Fashion Show
7:00 p.m. Presented by the Academy of Art University in collaboration with Irene Hernández
Smuin Ballet, directed by Celia Fushille
7:20 p.m. Dance performance honoring Mexico’s celebration
World-renowned DJ Toy Selectah
7:45–8:45 p.m. Music to turn the de Young into a typical night out in Mexico City
Hands-on art making for everyone, with Mademoiselle Kim
6:00–8:30 p.m. Celebrate Mexico’s bicentennial with your own Maya warrior headdress.
September Artists-in-Residence Kearny Street Workshop
1:00–8:30 p.m. Four interdisciplinary artists create original works in Transforming Fictions.

In celebration of the bicentennial of the independence of Mexico, the de Young Museum proudly presents an evening in honor of Mexico’s artistic creativity. This event is the culmination point of a year-round celebration program organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco.

The event will feature a combination of audiovisuals, short films, fashion, dance, and music that will bond with the museum’s permanent collection to create a unique art experience that will showcase modern Mexico.

To set the ambience, artists Sergio de la Torre (event curator), Ana Labastida, and Nora Enriquez will present a a retrospective of Mexico’s 200-year artistic evolution through a series of monumental projections all around the museum; the Koret Auditorium will feature a selection of short films from the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico’s most important film festivals; the Academy of Art University, in collaboration with Irene Hernández (Chillin’ Productions), will present a fashion show inspired by Mexican culture; the Smuin Ballet, directed by Celia Fushille, will perform a show honoring Mexico’s celebration; and Club Unicornio (Julio Morales y Juan Alvin) and the world-renowned DJ Toy Selectah will be in charge of turning the museum into a typical night out in Mexico’s capital, Mexico City.

Read more about this event in the Press Release below.

Ticket Information

Free programs and admission