Rodin Museum
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Rodin Museum

Known as "Paris on the Parkway," because it contains the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside of France, the Rodin Museum is administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Rodin opened in 1929 as a gift from movie-theater magnate Jules Mastbaum to the city of Philadelphia, who commissioned French architects Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber to design the museum building and gardens.

In 2012, the Rodin underwent a three-year restoration of its historic grounds to follow in the original spirit of Cret and Gréber. This comprehensive renovation, restoration, and reinstallation of the building and its surrounding gardens offers an experience similar to those who visited the Rodin Museum when it first opened.

The best-known of Rodin's works, The Thinker, sits outside the museum in the entry courtyard to greet guests as they enter. Other of the sculptors' greatest hits include bronze casts of Eternal Springtime, The Gates of Hell, and The Burghers of Calais.

 

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Rodin Museum

2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States

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