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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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  • This collection compares well to the main collection in Paris. The indoor space is beautiful, well lit, inviting. The placement of Rodin's works inside and in the gardens do the works justice. We arri...  more »
  • Small museum with many Rodin pieces. In warmer weather the grounds would be gorgeous. No charge, just ask for a donation. We gave the suggest price  more »
  • A small museum, with excellent select works by Rodin. The gift shop is small, but charming. The garden is lovely in any season.  more »
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  • 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.
  • My sister and I receently visited this 'not quite as popular' Philadelphia museum. I like to consider it one of Philadelphia's better kept secrets. In addition to the Thinker, there are secret other casts to admire. This museum is the perfect place to visit because if is a smaller offering of some of Philadelphia's best art. Its grounds are immaculately kept and it is a great place to meet up and have a picnic.
  • Beautiful artistic building and artworks throughout the inside and outside. Museum of art ticket allows free entry, so this is a good stop on the way back on the parkway. There is a talk but infrequently scheduled.
  • We love the artist so wonderful to have this museum in Philadelphia. Also staff is very helpful and patient. Great experience

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