The de Young Museum in San Francisco is presenting two consecutive special exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The first exhibition, Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, debuts at the de Young on May 22 and runs through September 6, 2010.
The Legion of Honor is presenting a special exhibition that provides context and heightens the understanding of Birth of Impressionism. Impressionist Paris: City of Light includes over 150 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and several private collectors. As a printmaker I found this exhibition to be deeply engaging.
While researching websites for this list I discover that the Philadelphia Museum is presenting Late Renoir through September 6, 2010 too.
Here are a selection of online resources with a focus on museums and education materials for teachers
Musee Marmottan Monet
Musee de l’Orangerie
Fondation Claude Monet/Giverny
US museums and educational resources
Art Institute of Chicago
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (ArtAccess)
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (Art Explorer)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Impressionism: Art and Modernity (online resource)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Revolution of Impressionism (online gallery)
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Picturing France (lesson plan)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Renoir Landscapes (teacher resource materials)
Luncheon of the Boating Party (teaching kit)
Expansive Impressionist collection, limited images on website
de Young: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Impressionism: Painting Collected by European Museums
A resource packet for educators by The Hight Museum of Art, The Seattle Art Museum, and The Denver Art Museum