I was fortunate enough to see an advance viewing of the exhibit of works from the Musée d'Orsay, Birth of Impressionism at the de Young Museum in San Francisco last week. This is a magnificent exhibit.
The point of the exhibition is to provide a visual representation of the evolution of art in France, starting about 1874.Here is an audio tour of the exhibit:
I found three treasures new to me:
The Floor Scrapers 1875 Gustave Caillebotte (1875)
The family of Jean-le-Boiteaux, Peasants from Plougasnou, Jean-Francois Raffaëlli (1876)
The Magpie, Claude Monet (1868-1869)
So go and enjoy. You can get tickets here.