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The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028-0198 USA

General Information: 212-535-7710
Curator in charge for Rodin: Clare Vincent

The historical core of the Museum's Rodin gallery consists of the works the textile merchant and millionaire Thomas Fortune Ryan had bought from Rodin. Among these works were The Shadow, the bust portrait of Comtess Anne de Noailles, and the marble sculptures Orpheus & Euridice, 1893, and Pygmalion & Galathea, 1908-09.

Moreover, this Museum, too, holds a major Rodin collection from a Cantor Donation, consisting of ca. 60 sculptures.

In addition, the following work of Camille Claudel:

   'L’Implorante', small model, bronze

  Clare Vincent, Rodin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a History of the Collection.

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The "Hands of Rodin" was also shown in following Museums:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art; December 12, 1996 - March 2, 1997,  Los Angeles, California

Philadelphia Museum of Art
March 27 - June 22, 1997
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Museum of Art
Brigham Young Univerity
October 24, 1997 - January 24, 1998, Provo, Utah

Arkansas Arts Center
February 13 - May 17, 1998
Little Rock, Arkansas

Portland Art Museum
June 1, 1998 - August 31, 1998, Portland, Oregon.


Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238 USA

Tel. 001 - 718 - 638 50 00
Curator for European Painting and Sculpture: Elisabeth Easton

To the highlights of its European holdings the Brooklyn Museum counts the Cantor 1986 gift of 58 works by Auguste Rodin, including 12 studies and figures from The Burghers of Calais. This donation is described in "Rodin: The Cantor gift to the Brooklyn Museum," by Lynne Ambrosini and Michelle Facos, which was published in connection with the opening of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery at The Brooklyn Museum, September 1987.

From 18 July 1997 - 28 Sept. 1997, the Brooklyn Museum participated in the exhibition: "The Hands of Rodin: A Tribute to B. Gerald Cantor's Fifty Years of Collecting, organized by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and Rachael Blackburn, Curator of Exhibitions at the Foundation. Elizabeth Easton, Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, coordinated the exhibition in Brooklyn. It also served as a testament to the enthusiasm of B. Gerald Cantor, who died in 1996.

On August 23, 1999, the Brooklyn Museum opened a newly arranged Rodin Gallery.

   'L’Implorante', small model, bronze

   'La Valse', bronze

   'Bust of Rodin', bronze


California Palace of the Legion of Honour, San Francisco

Legion of Honor
34th Avenue & Clement Street
Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 am–5:00pm.

The Legion of Honor's rich collection of European paintings includes masterworks from the 14th through the 20th centuries, like works by Fra Angelico, El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, Watteau, Gainsborough, Monet, Bouguereau, Matisse, and Picasso.

The collection of European Decorative Art includes furniture and other decorative items as well as sculpture. Highlights include French Baroque inlaid furniture, 18th-century English porcelain, and the Legion's collection of Rodin sculpture, including an original cast of the Thinker, situated in the Court of Honor.

The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts collection includes more than 70,000 prints, drawings, and illustrated books. Spanning six centuries, the collection features works by artists as diverse as Dürer, Gauguin, Malevich, Kandinsky, and O'Keeffe, as well as Japanese prints and Persian and Indian minatures.

The collection of ancient art includes antiquities from throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and the Near East, including Greece, Rome, Egypt, Assyria, and Mesopotamia. Objects on display in the galleries include pottery, sculpture, and metalwork.

   'Bust of Rodin', bronze by Camille Claudel

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