Monday, January 17, 2011

A night out at Golden Gate and the de Young

We finally made it out to the de Young to see the Post Impressionist exhibit. We attempted to go Friday night, but the exhibit was sold out, so we purchased our tickets early for Saturday and ended up going out to get Indian food by the park. And then having to make the trip back out again Saturday night.

I feel that the pieces curated for the exhibit were not as well picked as for the first installment (the Impressionists). There weren't many interesting pieces chosen, it's as if they just chose the more well known paintings - which I feel can be boring.

I'd seen the paintings before at the Musée d'Orsay, and I had wanted to be able to view them at leisure with Mario - but it really was just too crowded to really take it all in (note to self: avoid going to special exhibits closing weekend!)

We did get to see some Seraut pointillist paintings that I like.

And, while you cannot take photos in the museum, we did get some night time shots of the concourse outside.





  1. Beautiful! I like the second Seraut painting you've featured.

  2. Ooooh, I think I prefer your shots to the paintings! Especially the last one with the shadows :)

  3. Yes, the outside shots are great! I made the same mistake this weekend and tried to see the Gaugain exhibition 2 days before it closed at the tate modern- it was crazy xx

  4. I love night pictures! Seems like we don't dare to take them often enough :)

  5. That winding path is so haunting and beautiful!
    Glad you got to see the exhibit before it closed. I haven't been to a museum in a while (dare I say the last time was Van Gough in Amsterdam in 2008?)

  6. I'm not big on the Impressionists, but I do love pointillism! I totally need to go to the Minneapolis Art Institute, I'm always going to the modern art museum, but sometimes I forget how cool some of the older stuff is!

  7. I love Seraut! I really enjoyed his work @ the Musee D'Orsay. Your night time photos are wonderful!

  8. this looks like such a great place to visit!! Hope you had fun! awesome blog dear xxx

  9. Oh, I love Seurat! It sounds like a wonderful exhibit.

    I'm following your blog! :)

  10. just found this via your flickr +adding it to my reader!!!
    I was also there that night, LOVED this exhibit