This Friday Night at the De Young in Golden Gate Park :
Time to Celebrate Tutankhamun, featuring Henna Garden, lecture on Egyptian culture, and live music by The Mo'Rockin Project
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
August 14, 2009
Piazzoni Murals Room, Koret Auditorium
On Friday nights the entire museum is open until 8:45 p.m. Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. The cafe is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu, and a no-host cocktail bar is serving drinks. There are art-making activities for everyone. All Friday Night programming is FREE unless otherwise noted
Mo’Rockin Project. North African and American musicians exchange cultures, creating music from traditional Moroccan melodies, with striking musicianship, salient vision, and immeasurable spirit. The music is alluring, lyrical, creative, funky, spirited and spiritual. www.wireonfire.com/morockinproject
Hands-on art making fun for everyone with “art diva” Kim Erickson: Masks of North Africa. Create a mask in the style of the Berber tribes of North Africa.
Special Lecture by Saed Muhssin: “The Golden Age of Egyptian Culture.” This presentation focuses on Egypt since the turn of the 20th century, putting it in historical context and showcasing some of its significant manifestations in art and culture. Video and sound clips, photos, maps, and translated excerpts of literary works bring Egypt of that time period to the audience. A brief Q&A follows.
Saed is a performer of traditional and modern Arabic music who also gives regular lecture demonstrations and teaches Arabic music classes and workshops. www.saedmuhssin.com
Piazzoni Murals Room
Henna Garden will be on site to provide henna tattoos for a nominal fee. Drawn freehand, henna tattoos are 100-percent natural, safe, temporary, and painless—a unique way to enhance your body, personality, and spirit. The tattoos last one to three weeks. www.hennagarden.com
Related ExhibitionsTutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
Admission is always free to members, and regular admission fees apply to non-members to visit the galleries: $10 adults, $7 seniors, $6 youths (13–17) and college students with ID, free for children 12 and under. For more information call 415.750.7694, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.