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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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  • This is an incredibly interesting museum. Rodin was a talented artist and this museum goes beyond his works and teaches you about the person himself and give insight to his artistic method. I definitely recommend this museum to anyone. There is art for those who like beauty, history for those who are history buffs, and it's located right in the most interesting part of the city of Philadelphia. Enjoy your experience!
  • The most thorough representation of Rodin outside of Paris I have seen this far. I loved looking through the sketch books throughout the museum and wish I had time to make a sketch of my own. I will plan to spend more time here on my next trip to Philly!
  • This is a very small museum with several interesting sculptures. Entrance fee is "pay what you want". We visited during a recent hot spell and the air conditioning didn't seem to be working. The heat also prevented us from spending much time in the surrounding gardens. Not sure I'd visit again, but worth a stop if you enjoy Rodin's work.
  • It was an unexpected visit but I was surprised you could walk around after it closed. Very nice sculpture garden that is free for visitors on the outside. It was lovely and very scenic. It had a relaxed atmosphere.
  • I was able to come here with a ticket to the Art Museum. It's awesome that they dedicated a museum ro the work of Rodin. They are very interesting to see and read about as well. I came after walking in the museum for hours and then walking here so by the time I came I was kind of exhausted, I feel I would've enjoyed it more had it been by first stop.
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