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San Francisco, California 94118

Friday Nights at the de Young
Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates the Opening Night of Lynn Hershman Leeson: No Body Special
Friday, February 1, 2008, 5:00–8:45 pm

Be among the first to experience the exhibition Lynn Hershman Leeson: No Body Special. San Francisco-based artist, Hershman Leeson is a pioneer in new media, and her Internet-based works have won her much acclaim. In No Body Special, she uses a Jean Patou pantsuit from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s extensive costume collection as the vehicle to investigate the nexus of fashion, art, and display. She has created a photography series of images of the pantsuit worn by a variety of models in performances around the city. No Body Special will exist in the galleries and on the Internet, where it will inhabit a “second life.” On February 1, there will also be musical performances by Uni and her Ukelele, Sistah’s in the Pit, Jefrodisiac, and Adrian and the Mysterious D. An art-making project allows visitors to create their own red vinyl accessories inspired by Lynn Hershman Leeson: No Body Special. The entire museum stays open until 8:45 pm. Cocktails are available in Wilsey Court, and the de Young Café serves a special dinner menu, drinks, and appetizers on Friday nights.

Regular gallery admission prices apply on Friday nights. Admission includes access to all festivities including live music and interactive art projects. For tickets, call 866-912-6326 or visit www.museumtix.com. For more information, call 415-750-7694, email [email protected], or visit http://www.deyoungmuseum.org

Event link: http://www.famsf.org/deyoung/calendar/day.asp?categoryid=32

Official Website: http://www.famsf.org/deyoung/calendar/day.asp?categoryid=32

Added by jrobbins on January 25, 2008