Past Exhibitions

Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow

Selections from Guardian Stewardship and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

July 5–October 21, 2012
MMA Pacific Street

The eminent and groundbreaking 19th century French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) is described by Rodin Museum as having changed the face of figurative sculpture. His ability to portray dramatic psychological and emotional states in his subjects garnered him worldwide recognition in his lifetime and catalyzed sculptors that followed. His subjects include renowned individuals of his day, as well as figures from mythology, literature and the Bible. Rodin worked in clay and his pieces, many of them monumental, were then cast in bronze. The exhibition will consist of a selection of portrait busts and mid-size figurative sculptures, including the best known The Thinker and The Kiss.

Image: Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, Courtesy of Guardian Stewardship

Exhibition tour videos
Ted Wells, author of “Casting Shadows: Auguste Rodin” takes us on a tour of his favorite works included in the exhibition.