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Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

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Rodin Museum houses the world's second largest collection of famous sculptor Auguste Rodin's works--the largest one outside of Paris. Opened in 1929, it was a gift to the city of Philadelphia from Jules Mastbaum, a movie-theater magnate and an avid collector of Rodin's works. The famous Thinker sits in the museum garden in front of the entrance. Once inside, you can see masterpieces like the Gates of Hell, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy; the Kiss; the Burghers of Calais; and many others. Take time to view many lesser-known works, as well as prints, studies, castings, drawings, and Rodin's personal items. Make Rodin Museum a part of your Philadelphia vacation plans using our Philadelphia trip planner .
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  • There are abou5 six rooms of sculptures to look at and several outside in garden settings. Always a joy to see.  more »
  • Rock solid.Bronze medal award winner. The Kiss of greatness.Immense talent like Balzac's head. Think(er) about it!  more »
  • How extraordinarily generous of this man to leave such a precious gift for posterity!! Do yourself a favor and go see!!! Wonderful art, gardens....super enjoyed my time here!!!!!  more »
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  • It's a wonderful little museum. Despite its small size, I spent about an hour here. I was lucky that a guided tour had just started. The guide was excellent at explaining the artwork. I don't think they do them often (or maybe just for groups?), but having the guide made the experience much better. I look forward to returning in the spring or summer and seeing the garden in bloom. Also, $20 gets you a two day pass to here, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Perelman Building. Definitely worth it.
  • Amazing! My daughter takes art for her major and just loved seeing the statues. They also leave sketch books in areas for artists to leave their work. My daughter added her work to them. Just a beautiful place to visit.
  • This is a small and very focused museum. It only contains sculptures by Rodin. However, the range and diversity of the exhibits is impressive and shows just how varied was the work of Rodin. Allow an hour to fully explore the museum. You can get a ticket in combination with the Philadelphia Museum of Art which is nearby.
  • They had enough seats everywhere despite the small size of the museum, and sketchbooks lying around for drawing. Beautiful garden too. Could improve the merch area tho.
  • It's definitely worth a visit if you're interested in arts. The bad thing is that some sculptures are positioned against the windows and facing the inside do they are mostly silhouetted.
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