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Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey

An exceptional display of more than fifty paintings, wood carvings and ceramics by the French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) from the renowned collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, will be on view for the first time in San Francisco at the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park.

These pieces will be presented alongside Oceanic art from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection and with works on paper by Gauguin from the Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. The exhibition will explore Gauguin’s inner quests and imaginings — his spiritual journey — and how his intimate relationships with his wife, other artists, and people he encountered during his sojourns shaped his experiences, his work, and his development as an artist.