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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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  • I am not an artist nor what I would consider a fan of art, but decided to do something out of the ordinary for me and my wife. We really enjoyed this place. One or two hours are enough to see the item...  more »
  • Location: How convenient can you get, literally right next door to the Barnes Foundation, making it a great quick tour. Visit: The collection is limited but the Gates of Hell, Young Mother in the Grot...  more »
  • Small indoor/outdoor museum featuring the Thinker and the Gates of Hell in a lovely park setting between the Art Museum and the Barnes Foundation. Even if you do not go in, it's worth a few minutes to...  more »
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  • Visiting the city for the first time, this was a special unplanned treat! The layout of the grounds are fantastic. The work even better! The best of Rodin on display! Don't miss the Burghers!
  • A really beautiful museum. It was my first visit and I will go back many times during my staying in Philadelphia. It is very big and there is a good variety of different types of art.
  • 👍 : It was a nice sized museum, I liked it you got to see the thinker statue which is really cool.
  • The museum is not so big, which allows you to easly check on every sculpture without any rush. The price...is up to you! You decide what to donate. There is also a free guide who will take you both inside and outside (garden). It was very interesting and we cannot wait to go back and see the garden also (it was too cold that day).
  • Excellent experience, to see history so near you is awesome! The Gates of Hell are stunning!

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