The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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|Published||September 12, 2017 at 05:25pm|
At The MetThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sculpture, New York, United-States
Saturday September 16, 2017 - Monday January 15, 2018 - Event ended.
On the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate its historic collection of the artist's work. Nearly 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas by Rodin, representing more than a century of acquisitions and gifts to the Museum, will be displayed in the newly installed and refurbished B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Gallery (gallery 800).
The extraordinary range of The Met's holdings of Rodin's work will be highlighted in an adjacent gallery (gallery 809) with a selection of drawings, prints, letters, and illustrated books, as well as photographs of the master sculptor and his art. This focused presentation will introduce visitors to the evolution of Rodin's draftsmanship and demonstrate the essential role of drawing in his practice. It will also address Rodin's engagement with photographers, especially Edward Steichen (1879–1973), who served as a key intermediary in bringing Rodin's drawings to New York.
The exhibition is made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.