As we were going to go to Paris and visit Musee d'Orsay, I wanted to go see the Birth of Impressionism exhibit that was going at the De Young Museum.The BF picked up tickets and off we went. Having done the King Tut exhibit before this, we knew where to go and what to expect in terms of lines and the crowds.Starting with "The Birth of Venus", it leads to you a wonderful tour of the beginnings of Impressionism with Manet and then with Monet, Renoir, Degas, and so many more. I saw some of my favorite Impressionist artwork in front of me and I didn't even need to go to Paris!Beautiful exhibit and I spent far too long staring at the artwork as the bf impatiently waited for me to finish. I picked up a copy of my favorite Degas picture, "The Dancing Lesson" to hang up after leaving the exhibit.It was a wonderful way to get me in the mood for Paris. I can't wait for the next exhibit!