De Young Museum: The Birth of Impressionism - Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay
Go, look and marvel. Don't let any "expert" tell you that you've seen it all before. Yes, it's a blockbuster. SO WHAT! Even if you've visited Paris (and how many of us have), the opportunity to see these paintings is not to be missed. Look for the details - how the subject matter, frames, finish, even paint texture change as you move through the galleries. Stéphane Guégan, the Orsay's lead curator of the show said, "It's not just another exhibition of Impressionism. It's an occasion to look differently at these masterpieces." And, Buchanan said, "this will never happen again. The Orsay is very generous in lending single pictures to exhibitions, but it will never again loan these pictures in this configuration — never, ever."
Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay opening at the De Young this Saturday, May 22nd. (Images from the Musee d'Orsay). http://www.famsf.org/