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The Rodin Museum: ‘A Jewel Box’

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Versions of two of Rodin's most famous sculptures, "The Kiss" (background left) and "The Thinker" (facing away from camera at center) share a gallery in the newly renovated museum.  Credit: John McDevitt.

Versions of two of Rodin’s most famous sculptures, “The Kiss” (background left) and “The Thinker” (facing away from camera at center) share a gallery in the newly renovated museum. Credit: John McDevitt.



By Melony Roy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After a major renovation, the Rodin Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway reopened last summer. It contains the largest collection of Rodin’s works outside of Paris.

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“One of the remarkable features of the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia is that it is a jewel box that is a combination of architecture, garden, and collections. The garden itself has a number of major sculptures installed throughout it and is free to the public at all times,” says curator Jennifer Thompson.

The museum is also pay-what-you-wish. There is a suggested admission price, but you can pay as little or as much as you would like.

“The centerpiece of the museum — both literally and figuratively — is the ‘Gates of Hell,’ which is a monumental set of bronze doors that Rodin worked on for 37 years,” Thompson adds.

For more info, visit: www.rodinmuseum.org

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