Rodin museum in philadelphia. Rodin is widely regarded as the father of modern sculpture. See original casts of renowned masterpieces like the gates of hell the thinker eternal springtime and others. Many of the sculptures are displayed outdoors in a formal garden or near the reflecting pool offering one of philadelphias most romantic settings. Birth of the modern.
From the most famous art to the mos iconic in the world. Jules mastbaums gift of sculptures in 1926 led to the creation of the rodin museum. Not a huge place so easy to go through and not be overwhelmed. The museum houses a collection of nearly 150 objects containing bronzes marbles and plasters by rodin.
Opened in 1929 the museum is administered by the philadelphia museum of art. Hamilton garden by rodins the thinker. Bold energetic and emotionally intense these works are set in a temple like building down the benjamin franklin parkway from the philadelphia museum of art which administers the collection. Rodin originally conceived a smaller version of the thinker to sit atop his monumental bronze portal entitled the gates of hell 1880 1917 which is also on view at the museum.
The nearly 150 objects in the rodin museums collection offer rich and diverse perspectives on the extraordinary career of auguste rodin. This is a small house but is full of fantastic rodin sculptures and art. Silently perched along the benjamin franklin parkway auguste rodins iconic sculpture greets visitors as they enter the rodin museum. It is a lovely place to just sit down and admire the surroundings and it feels nice and secluded even though you are just a few feet away from the main road.
The rodin museum is in an open space with a lot of sculptures in the garden. Guests will be welcomed at the entrance of the breathtaking dorrance h.