SF Legion of Honor hosts Impressionists

Normally, I don’t list art events unless they are green themed like California plein air, or using eco-friendly (natural fibers etc) materials. However, this exhibit is so awe-inspiring, the images so lush, gardens are so exquisite and ethereal it brings us out of our day to day life and helps us contemplate a life long ago. For this reason, and so many others, I have listed the information you will need to get to the Palace of the Legion of Honor and take it in.

Impressionist Paris

City of Light
June 5, 2010 – September 26, 2010   Don’t miss this exhibit!

La Ville-Lumière—“the City of Light”: Paris earned this nickname during the 19th century with the proliferation of gas lamps that lit up the French capital, turning night into day and boosting its economic vitality. Moreover, the radiance of the metropolis transcended the glow of its streetlights as Paris ascended to its role as the cultural capital of Europe. Authors, composers, and especially visual artists—painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers—thrived in this dazzling setting.
Location: 100 34th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121
Neighborhood: Outer Richmond

(415) 750-3600
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9:30 am–5:15 pm; closed on Monday
Admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors; $6 youths 13–17 and students with college I.D.
Members and children 12 and under are free

The first Tuesday of every month is free day at both the Legion of Honor and the De Young (which makes sense, since they are sister museums).

The Birth of Impressionism

MORE Art in the Bay area – we have so much to choose from!! William Trost Richards opens at Stanford Cantor Art Museum, with an exhibit called True to Nature.  June 23- Sept 26. The Cantor is free and easy access from buses and the University Cal Train stop. It is a delightful place to picnic with a big grassy lawn and Jesse Cool has the Cool Cafe open to serve you with organic, yummy snacks.

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