With a Paul Gaugin front and center, Francis Bacon to the right and Paul Cézanne to the left, the first room in the new de Young Museum show starts off with a bang.
“The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism,” on view through Dec. 30, includes more than 60 big-name paintings, sculptures and drawings.
The works, against hunter green walls, give the exhibition an intimate feel, as if the visitor has been allowed inside an exclusive British gentlemen’s club. Read More
With the de Young Museum’s post-impressionist exhibit in its final weekend and tickets sold out until it closes, fine-arts buffs are acting like die-hard Lady Gaga fans. Scalpers are selling tickets for up to four times the normal price, and people are turning to the Internet in a desperate attempt to buy them. A couple from Arcata offered $50 a ticket, saying, “Please! First Date Since Baby!!” Read More