San Francisco will be one of the beneficiaries of an upcoming renovation of Paris's Musee d'Orsay. The museum, which holds perhaps the world's most extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Painters (correct me if I'm wrong!), is sending over 200 paintings from their collection on tour during the renovation - in two separate shows, both of which will come to San Francisco's M.H. de Young Memorial Museum.
"Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces From the Musee d'Orsay" opens next spring, on May 22, 2010, and runs through September 6, 2010.
"Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces From the Musee d'Orsay" opens soon after, on September 25, 2010, and runs through January 18, 2011.
Yes, Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, pictured above, will be part of the exhibition.
To read the San Francisco Chronicle article about it online, go to:
To find out more about the Musee d'Orsay, its collections, and more (to get a little preview of some of what we'll be seeing next year), go to:
This is truly a show to plan ahead for - I know I will!