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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 centerpiece of your Philadelphia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This museum is a small gem. The exhibits are wonderfully displayed with a lot of information on the signs that help visitors put the work into context. The garden, where several of the larger pieces a...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A ten minute walk from here is the "Rocky" statue. There is a line to take a picture with Rocky. There is no line to take a picture with a Rodin. Choose Rodin.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    If you like sculpture, you will love this exhibit. Rodin's sculpture from the early 20th century explore emotions and relationships.  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    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!
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    👍 : It was a nice sized museum, I liked it you got to see the thinker statue which is really cool.
  • March 6, 2017
    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).
  • June 13, 2017
    Excellent experience, to see history so near you is awesome! The Gates of Hell are stunning!

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