Newsom praises new de Young exhibit 

Mayor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday welcomed the United States debut of "Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay," on view at the de Young Museum.

The exhibition, which runs from May 22 to Sept. 6, includes nearly 100 paintings from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection and highlights the work of 37 artists including William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Paul Cézanne, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley and James McNeill Whistler, according to the Mayor’s Office.

“San Francisco is proud to host this impressionist blockbuster from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris,” Newsom said. “The exhibit is sure to leave a lasting impression on all visitors.”

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