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Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

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Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia has the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works outside Paris. It first opened in 1929 and recently underwent a three-year renovation that brought the museum back to its original vision of displaying Rodin’s works. The best-known of Rodin’s works, The Thinker greets visitors outside the museum in the entry courtyard.

The museum’s collection has many more of the artist’s works, including The Kiss (1886), Eternal Springtime (1884), The Age of Bronze (1875–76), and The Burghers of Calais, a monument commissioned by the City of Calais in 1884.

François Auguste René Rodin was a French sculptor considered the forefather of modern sculpture. Rodin possessed a unique ability to model complex compositions in clay and then to recreate his clay models into a marble or bronze sculptures. Many of his sculptures were criticised during his lifetime. By 1900, he was a world-renowned artist, and today Rodin remains one of the few sculptors widely known outside the visual arts community.

Masterpieces of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

Rodin Museum

  • Name:          Rodin Museum
  • City:              Philadelphia
  • Country:       United States
  • Established:  1929
  • Type:            Art Museum
  • Locations:    2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

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“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”
– Auguste Rodin

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