Run to “The Birth of Impressionism” at the De Young Museum

I can’t believe I nearly missed “The Birth Of Impressionism” exhibit at the De Young Museum.  Living in San Francisco, there is an abundance of cultural events.  Sometimes I feel that I have plenty of time to get to the latest happening and in a blink of an eye, it is gone.

Don’t miss out on The Birth Of Impressionism.  Early works from “The Salon” and the impressionists are on loan from the Musee d’Orsay through Labor Day weekend.  http://orsay.famsf.org/

I took advantage of the expanded hours this past Thursday.  On Monday, I barely secured two tickets to the last entry at 7:30pm.  We arrived to the museum early and tried out the special prix fixe menu in the cafe.  3 courses for $15 and carafes of wine for $8.

The starter course was a trio of mushrooms…Crimini soup, Portabello croque monsieur, and greens with truffle oil dressing.  Lovely presentation.

Then it was off to see the exhibition.  My favorites included

“Wrestlers”, Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguiere 1875

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/painting/commentaire_id/wrestlers-10016.html?tx_commentaire_pi1%5BpidLi%5D=509&tx_commentaire_pi1%5Bfrom%5D=841&cHash=2151d232c3

“Haymaking”, Jule Bastien-Lepage 1877

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/painting/commentaire_id/hay-making-2647.html?tx_commentaire_pi1%5BpidLi%5D=509&tx_commentaire_pi1%5Bfrom%5D=841&cHash=9945f53780

and Moonlight Over The Port of Boulugne”, Edouard Manet, 1869.

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