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You Only Have 12 Weeks To See the de Young's Fancy Scottish Exhibit

The new exhibit at the de Young is full of masterpieces on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland

Paul Gauguin, Three Tahitians, on display at the de Young Museum
Paul Gauguin, Three Tahitians, on display at the de Young Museum

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No one would blame you for spending your entire weekend outside with the 70-degrees-and-sunshine combos San Francisco has been delivering lately. But, if you need a reprieve from all that Vitamin D, the de Young's new Botticelli to Braque exhibit is worth the trek indoors.

The exhibit, which opened on Saturday, crams more than four centuries of masterpieces in the museum's Herbst Galleries— no small feat, as the pieces are normally housed in three different museums. The paintings are on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland, and include works by Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Sir Henry Raeburn, Frederic Edwin Church, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque. (While you're there, be sure to check out Sir Joshua Reynolds's The Ladies of Waldegrave and John Singer Sargent's Lady Agnew— two pieces that catapulted their subjects' into the social stratosphere long before we relied on Instagram for such tasks.)

The paintings will remain in San Francisco through May 31st. There has be one chilly weekend in the three months, right?