Today, September 16, marks the official opening of the Rodin at the Met exhibit. The highly anticipated art display will showcase nearly 50 pieces crafted by the popular French sculptor, all of which were fashioned from marble, bronze, plaster and terracotta. The exhibit, which will be located in the B. Gerald Cantor Sculptor Gallery, will run through the new year, closing its doors on January 15, 2018.
Guests who visit the Met’s brand-new exhibit will be able to view multiple iconic sculptures by the artist, including The Thinker, The Hand of God and The Tempest. According to the museum, some of the displayed Rodin pieces “have not been on view in decades,” making this exhibit a must-attend for those who are fond of his work.
Besides sculptures by Rodin, the display will highlight various paintings crafted by Rodin’s friends such as Claude Monet andPierre Puvis de Chavannes. These art works were already in the museum’s collection, but will be added to this exhibit for its duration.
“This focused presentation will introduce visitors to the evolution of Rodin’s draftsmanship and demonstrate the essential role of drawing his practice,” explains the Met Museum’s website. “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.”
Guests who are interested in viewing Rodin at the Met can visit the exhibit at the Met Fifth Avenue.
Images via The Met Museum