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"Impressionist Paris: City of Light"
 — June 5 - September 26, 2010

"Impressionist Paris: City of Light"
Don't miss this fascinating exhibit — "Impressionist Paris: City of Light" now on display in San Francisco "City by the Bay." The exhibition runs from June 5 - September 26, 2010 at the Legion of Honor in S.F., concurrent with the "Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay" at the de Young Museum.



The Impressionist exhibit highlights the work of Paul Gauguin, Pierre Auguste-Renoir, Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri-Jacques-Edouard, James Tissot, Alphonse Mucha, Auguste Louis Lepere... and more!

The term "Impressionists" was born in 1874 — and today, Impressionism is recognized as one of the most important art movements in the 19th century.

"Impressionist Paris: City of Light" features 150 prints, drawings (including amazing charcoal etchings), photographs, paintings, lithographs, colorful posters, and illustrated books from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and several distinguished private collections.

Pierre Dubreuil's photograph "Elephantaisie (1908)
"Eléphantaisie"
by Pierre Dubreuil (1908)

It's a wonderful exhibit and there's a lot to see — allow plenty of time to get an up-close view of all the works, especially the incredible photographs and etchings.

Rue des Sept-Voies de la rue Saint-Hilaire by Chrles Marville (1856)
"Rue des Sept-Voies de la rue Saint-Hilaire"
by Charles Marville
(1856)

Jean-Louis Forain's magnificent "Foyer of the Opéra" (oil painting pictured below) is absolutely mesmerizing!

Jean-Louis Forain's "Foyer of the Opéra" oil painting is absolutely mesmerizing!



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Curator James Ganz (on right) prepares to give a tour of the Impressionist Paris: City of Light exhibit at the Legion of Honor

Artwork from Impressionist Paris: City of Light exhibit at the Legion of Honor, SF

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We were thrilled to see the museum's glass pyramid skylight (pictured above) open to natural skylight for the first time in a decade — it really gives new meaning to the "City of Light" exhibit! Currently beneath the pyramid skylight is a garden with benches, reminiscent of Paris. Note: The skylight is only open temporarily during this special exhibit June-Sept 2010.

Attending the Press Preview of "Impressionist Paris: City of Light" exhibit at the Legion of Honor

The "Impressionist Paris: City of Light" exhibit is divided into 10 sections:

  • City of Light
    and Shadow
  • Street Light
  • Privileged Views
  • 1871: A City of the Dead
  • Power of the Press
  • Impressionists
    in Black and White
  • Artist Alliances
  • Spectacles and Spectators
  • 1889: A Towering Achievement
  • City of Color and Light

"Le Clownesse assise" (The Seated Clown) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at Impressionist Paris: City of Light exhibit at Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA
"Le Clownesse assise"
(The Seated Clown)

by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1896)

"La Tour Eiffel, Fete de Nuit" (The Eiffel Tower, Night Celebration) by Auguste Louis Lepere at the Impressionist Paris: City of Light exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California
"La Tour Eiffel, Fete de Nuit"
(The Eiffel Tower, Night Celebration)"

by Auguste Louis Lepere (1889)


Inside the Legion of Honor museum, at the entrance to the Impressionist Paris: City of Light exhibit - running June-Sept 2010

Open July 4
from 9:30am-3pm.

Closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day,
and December 25.

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The Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
34th Avenue & Clement

415-750-3600

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