AUGUSTE RODIN IS 100 by Kim Coston


French sculptor Rodin’s 100th birthday celebration has sparked a cultural marathon of high-profile international events underscoring this amazing artist’s legacy with special exhibits, intriguing public lectures and inspiring educational programs.

Case in point: for Valentine’s Day, the Rodin Museum-Paris even threw a jazz, poetry and “LOVE” soirée promoted with posters depicting “The Kiss,” and reduced prices ($15) for ages 18-25.

Credited with transforming sculpture into a modern art form, Rodin remains one of the most influential artists of all time and this is an incredible opportunity to experience his works with this powerfully packed cultural calendar.

If you can’t make it to Paris this year, you have 14 chances to see exquisite American collections in various American cities, including one 3-city traveling exhibit.

Rodin’s continuing appeal is reflected by the popularity of iconic works like “The Kiss” and “The Thinker.” Explore this cultural side of human passion by visiting one of the Rodin exhibits near you.

Special Exhibit Dates:
Traveling Rodin Exhibit: The Human Experience
52 stunning bronze sculptures illustrating the sculptor’s passion for the human form, includes powerful studies for “The Burghers of Calais,” and derivations from the masterpiece “The Gates of Hell.”

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
January 21–April 16, 2017

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
May 6–July 30, 2017

Tel fair Museums, Savannah, GA
September 1, 2017–January 7, 2018

Rodin’s “The Kiss”
Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, PA
February 1, 2017–January 2019.
New installation themed around a passionate embrace. Rodin evoked emotional intensity, varying approaches, meanings, and allusions.
Includes: “The Minotaur,” “I am Beautiful,” “Eternal Springtime,” “Youth Triumphant.”

Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime
The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery
Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
September 9–December 9, 2017
Made possible by the Cantor Foundation, “Portraits of a Lifetime” demonstrates Rodin’s deep appreciation for the human figure.

Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
January 28–December 31, 2017.
Rodin in a new context with 50 sculptures in bronze, marble, and plaster.

Permanent Exhibitions
Rodin At The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
September 5, 2017–January 15, 2018
A must-see, multi-pronged set of exhibits display this extraordinary collection, accenting the Met’s historic collaborative relationship with Rodin.

Rodin: Master of Modern Sculpture
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Includes the “Age of Bronze,” “The Thinker,” and “Heroic Head of Pierre de Wissant.”

Rodin At The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
In 2009 the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation donated 30 sculptures to the North Carolina Museum of Art, featuring works from all phases of the master’s career. Beautifully installed in the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Court and Garden, the collection offers visitors the opportunity to experience the depth and breadth of Rodin’s formidable genius.

J.Paul Getty Museum-West Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
Rodin’s Christ and Mary Magdalene sculptures, next to paintings by his peers.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Two dozen significant works in bronze, plaster, and porcelain in the Cantor Sculpture Garden and in galleries.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
30 marble, clay, plaster, and bronze pieces from one of the largest collections.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Nineteen sculptures in marble and bronze, twelve prints, and four drawings.

Why is Rodin Important?

All books are available at Click on titles for more information.
by Masson, Mattiussi and Dusinberre
Camille: The Life of Camille Claudel, Rodin’s Muse and Mistress
by Rene Marie Paris

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