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The second of two exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay follows on the heels of the first with a selection of the most famous late-Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir, as well as works representing the individualist styles of the early modern masters, including Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and the Nabis Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard.

It is here where the Orsay’s collection shines brightest with masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone, a haunting Portrait of the Artist, and Bedroom at Arles. The exhibition includes a superior collection of paintings from the Pont-Aven school, including Gauguin’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with The Yellow Christ. The exhibition concludes with the Orsay’s spectacular collection of pointillist paintings, represented by the masters Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.

The de Young is the only museum in North America to host the exhibition.

Prepare for Your Visit

  • No strollers or baby-carrying backpacks are allowed in the exhibition.
  • Tickets do not allow for re-entry into the exhibition; there are no restrooms located inside the exhibition galleries.
  • Sketching, photography, videotaping, and cell-phone cameras are not allowed in the exhibition.


Tickets for Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond are sold out.

Exhibition Highlights

Bedroom at Arles
Starry Night over the Rhone
Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of the Artist
Self-Portrait with The Yellow Christ
Arearea (Joyousness)
Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Onions
The Snake Charmer
Women at the Well
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919), A Dance in the Country

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