Did you know that since 19299 there has been a museum dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin? The collection contains nearly 150 works of bronzes, plaster, and marble. The building housing the collection is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and was built in the Beaux-Arts style and was constructed to resemble the Champs-Elysee. It stands between the Philadelphia Free Library, built in 1927, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art built in 1928. During his day, Rodin’s art was both lauded and criticized because he was working in a method completely different from the style of art up until that time.
Outside the museum is the Dorrance H. Hamilton garden where you will find an additional 8 sculptures including The Thinker and The Gates of Hell. These two works of art have stood in the same location since they were first installed in 1929. The museum houses one of the largest collections of Rodin’s work outside of Paris.
Admission to the museum is Pay What you Wish but they suggest $10.00 for adults. The museum is closed Tuesdays. For more information
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