A Taste for Modernism at the de Young Museum – San Francisco

A Taste for Modernism at the de Young Museum – San FranciscoA Taste for Modernism at the de Young Museum – San FranciscoA Taste for Modernism at the de Young Museum – San Francisco

V iew 60 major Post Impressionist and Modernist works from MOMA New York’s William S. Paley Collection. Focused mainly on the renowned late 19th and early 20th century Parisian artists who redefined and expanded the perceptions of art generally, the exhibition features paintings, sculpture and drawings from the biggest and most beloved names in the Modernist canon.

Included are seminal works by Bonnard, Cézanne, Degas, Derain, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso and Vuillard. Track the the transition of Post Impressionism into Modernism particularly through important works of the Fauvist and Nabi movements.

Among the highlights are Cezanne’s “Milk Can and Apples” from 1880, Gauguin’s “The Seed of the Areoi” from 1892, Degas’s “Two Dancers” from 1905, Picasso’s “Boy Leading a Horse”  from 1906, Derain’s “Bridge over the Riou” also from 1906 and Francis Bacon’s “Study for Three Heads” from 1962. Matisse is particularly well represented by standout works ’s  like “The Matador” from 1906,“Odalisque with a Tambourine” from 1926 and “Woman with a Veil” from 1927.

Paley, founder of CBS, used his considerable resources to amass one of the world’s most singular collections of modern art which he generously left in a bequest to the New York MOMA. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to view these masterworks, many of which are on display in San Francisco for the very first time.

Official Exhibition Site

“Milk Can and Apples” – Cézanne – 1880

“Bridge over the Riou” – Derain – 1906

“The Seed of the Areoi” – Gauguin – 1892

M. H. de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-3600

September 15, 2012 through December 30, 2012

Visiting Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p. m.
Friday (March 30 through November 23 only) from 9:30 a.m. to 8:45 p. m.
Closed on Monday.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


$10 for an adult ticket.
$7 for seniors 65 and over.
$6 for a youth ticket for those 13 to 17 years of age.
$6 for college students with valid ID.
Free for children 12 and under
Free for all first Tuesday of every month.
Additional fees may apply for temporary exhibitions.
Muni riders with proof of public transit purchase receive a $2 discount available in person at the time of purchase only (does not apply to internet sales).
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