The Brooklyn Museum is dedicating a major exhibition to Auguste Rodin on the occasion of the anniversary of the artist’s death (1917). The exhibition includes 58 Rodin bronzes from the museum’s collection, acquired through a generous gift from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in 1983.
“Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze” points at the extraordinary tension in Rodin’s work between the figure itself and abstract form. The presentation places the works in their historical context, examining Rodin’s legacy and reputation, and exploring his sculptural practice and the bronze casting process.
- Rodin, "Pierre de Wiessant". Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, New York