Final Month: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond

Renoir Dance in the Country
Erin Garcia
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Exhibition Closes Tuesday, January 18, 2011

San Francisco, CA — The exhibition Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay enters its final month on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition closes on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. The museum will have extended viewing hours to accommodate visitors to this special presentation, the only one of its kind in North America. Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond presents 120 masterworks from the permanent collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The exhibition is made possible due to the gallery renovations currently underway at the Orsay.

Holiday and Extended Hours

Christmas Eve9:30 am–4 pm (Last ticket 2:30 pm)
December 26– 30
9:30 am–9 pm (Last ticket at 7:30 pm)
New Year's Eve9:30 am–5:15 pm (Last ticket at 4 pm)
New Year's Day9:30 am–5:15 pm (Last ticket at 4 pm)
January 6, 7 and 99:30 am–9 pm (Last ticket at 7:30 pm)
January 13–January 18
9:30 am–9 pm (Last ticket at 7:30 pm)

The museum will be open on Monday, December 27 and Monday, January 17.

About the Exhibition

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay presents ten galleries filled with nearly 120 of the Musée d’Orsay’s most famous late 19th-century paintings. The show begins with post-Impressionist work by Monet, Degas, Pissarro and Renoir, followed by a gallery hung with Pointillist works by Seurat, Signac and Van Rysselberghe that explores the technique of optical color mixing. Three galleries delve into the more individualistic styles of the early modern masters including Cézanne, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh. Later galleries focus on the influence of Gauguin on the younger artists who painted as part of the Pont Aven School and then spun off into the group known as the Nabis painters that included Bonnard, Denis, Bernard and Vuillard. Further galleries explore the Nabis themes of Symbolism and Intimism. The show concludes with room-sized decorative panels that were designed to integrate art and beauty into domestic life created by Nabis painters Vuillard and Bonnard.

Notable works in this exhibition include:

  • Frost by Claude Monet (1880)
  • A Dance in the Country by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883)
  • Self Portrait by Vincent van Gogh (1887)
  • Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (1888)
  • Bedroom at Arles by Vincent van Gogh (1889)
  • Portrait of the Artist with the Yellow Christ by Paul Gauguin (1889)
  • Mont Sainte-Victoire by Paul Cézanne (ca. 1890)
  • Tahitian Women by Paul Gauguin (1891)
  • Checkered Shirt by Pierre Bonnard (1892)
  • Still Life with Onions by Paul Cézanne (1895)
  • Madeline in the Bois d’Amour by Emile Bernard (1888)
  • The Muses by Maurice Denis (1893)
  • Public Gardens by Édouard Vuillard (1894)
  • The Snake Charmer by Henri Rousseau (1907)

About the de Young Museum

The de Young Museum, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winners Herzog & de Meuron and located in a landmark building in Golden Gate Park, is the fifth most visited art museum in the nation and 19th in the world. Since reopening in its new building in October 2005, the de Young has welcomed over eight million visitors and has a membership base of 110,000 households. The museum showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international textile arts and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific and Africa.

Address: Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
Information: www.deyoungmuseum.org
415.750.3600

Tickets for the exhibition are timed and dated. Reservations for group tickets are available at groupsales@famsf.org. General public tickets are on sale now, $20 in advance and $25 at the door.