IMPRESSIONISM AT TWILIGHT – Impressive Dining At the DeYoung

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

From June 17th through September 2nd, the de Young presents Impressionism at Twilight every Thursday evening, featuring reduced admission fees and extended viewing hours for Birth of Impressionismuntil 8:45 pm (last ticket at 7:30 pm), a French prix fixe menu” in the café and magnificent sunset views of the city and the Pacific from the de Young Tower’s ninth-floor observation deck. Adult/senior/student admission for Impressionism at Twilight is $16 and youth admission is $10.
Click here to order tickets on-line: Impressionism at Twilight

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The Dancing Lesson. 1873-1876.  Edgar Degas.
Oil on canvas, 37 3/8 x 29 ½ inches

The de Young is proud to be the only museum in the world to present two consecutive special exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. At the de Young, Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, through September 6th, 2010.

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay presents nearly 100 magnificent works by the famous masters who called France their home during the mid-to-late 19th century and from whose midst arose one of the most original and recognizable of all artistic styles, Impressionism. The exhibition begins with paintings by the great academic artist Bouguereau and the arch-Realist Courbet, and includes American expatriate Whistler’s Arrangement in Gray and Black, commonly known as “Whistler’s Mother.” Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley are showcased with works dating from the 1860s through 1880s, along with a selection of Degas’ paintings that depict images of the ballet, the racetrack, and life in the Belle Époque.
Click here for more information: Birth of Impressionism

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Snow at Louvenciennes. 1878. Alfred Sisley.
Oil on canvas. 24 x 20 inches

At the Legion of Honor, Impressionist Paris: City of Light, exploring various aspects of life in and around the city in which these artists came of age. Visitors to the exhibition are transported to Impressionist Paris as represented in over 150 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and several distinguished private collections. The exhibit runs through September 26th, 2010.
Click here for more information: Impressionist Paris: City of Light

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Afternoon in the Cluny Garden, Paris, 1889. Charles Courtney Curran
Oil on wood panel, 23.5 x 30.5 cm (9 1/4 x 12 in.)
FAMSF, Bequest of Constance Coleman

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Foyer of the Opera, ca. 1880–1890. Jean Louis Forain
Oil on canvas, 61 x 80 cm (24 x 31 1/2 in.)
FAMSF, Collection of Diane B. Wilsey

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