Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Exhibition overview On the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the Metropolitan Museum of Art
celebrates its historical collection of the artist’s work. Almost 50 marbles, bronze, patches and terracotta from Rodin,………..
representing more than a century of acquisitions and gifts to the museum, are exhibited in the newly installed and refurbished B. Gerald Cantor sculpture gallery (gallery 800). The exhibition contains iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Hand of God, but also masterpieces such as The Tempest that have not been on display for decades. Paintings from the Met collection of some of Rodin’s most admired contemporaries, including his friends Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898), are presented in dialogue with the exhibited sculptures
The extraordinary range of The Met’s possession of Rodin’s work is highlighted in an adjoining gallery (809 gallery) with a selection of drawings, prints, letters and illustrated books, as well as photographs of the master sculptor and his art. This focused presentation introduces visitors to the evolution of the Rodin concept and shows the essential role of drawing in his practice. It also deals with Rodin’s involvement with photographers, particularly Edward Steichen (1879-1973), who acted as an important intermediary to bring Rodin’s drawings to New York.
the Metropolitan Museum of Art On The With Fifth Avenue NEW YORK
16 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 15 JANUARY 2018
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