Visit the San Francisco de Young Museum after hours. Every Thursday night through September 2, 2010, from 5:00-8:45 p.m., the museum is hosting Impressionism at Twilight.

The exhibit boasts 100 impressionist paintings drawn from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, showcasing 36 artists including Degas, Monet, Renoir and Whistler. The Musee d’Orsay is generously lending their paintings while they undergo a refurbishment and reinstallation in anticipation of the museum’s 25th anniversary in 2011.

Set your eyes on these amazing artistic masterpieces. Visit the de Young, receive convenient, nearby parking and a meal from the French Prix Fixe menu in the de Young cafe. And don’t forget to head up to the ninth-floor observation deck and get a glimpse of breathtaking sunset views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. The night time admission enables guests to enjoy this must-see collection without the hassle of the crowds that appear during the day.

Did we mention that all of this comes at a discounted price? Tickets cost $16 for adult, senior and student admission (normally $25) and $10 for youth, with members of the museum admitted for free. The last tickets of the night sell at 7:30 p.m., so make sure to arrive early. Buy tickets online, by phone, or in person at the box office.

For more information on the museum, visit the de Young web site.