Rodin at The Met at The Met 5th Avenue, September 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018

“On the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates its historic collection of the artist’s work in Rodin at The Met. Nearly 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas by Rodin, representing more than a century of acquisitions and gifts to the Museum, are displayed in the newly installed and refurbished B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Gallery. The exhibition features iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Hand of God, as well as masterpieces such as The Tempest that have not been on view in decades. Paintings from The Met’s collection by some of Rodin’s most admired contemporaries, including his friends Claude Monet (1840–1926) and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824–1898), are presented in dialogue with the sculptures on display.” — The Met

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon). Orpheus and Eurydice. Modeled probably before 1887, carved 1893. Overall (confirmed (wt. on pallet)): 48 3/4 × 31 1/8 × 25 3/8 in., 914 lb. (123.8 × 79.1 × 64.5 cm, 414.6 kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon). The Embrace, 1900–1910. Graphite, watercolor, and gouache on cream wove paper, 12 13/16 x 9 7/8 in. (32.5 x 25.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon). Eternal Spring, modeled ca. 1881, carved 1907. Marble Overall (wt. confirmed): 28×29×18 in., 433 lb. (71.1 × 73.7 × 45.7 cm, 196.4 kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon). The Age of Bronze. Founder: Cast by Alexis Rudier (French). Modeled 1876, cast ca. 1906. Bronze Overall (wt. confirmed): 72 in., 275 lb. (182.9 cm, 124.7 kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. John W. Simpson, 1907

Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange 1879–1973 West Redding, Connecticut). Rodin—The Thinker, 1902. Gum bichromate print; 39.6 x 48.3cm (15 9/16 x 19in.). Frame: 79.4 x 87.6 cm (31 1/4 x 34 1/2 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Purchase, Harriette and Noel Levine Gift, 2005 © 2017 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon). The Thinker. Founder: Cast by Alexis Rudier (French). Modeled ca. 1880, cast ca. 1910. Bronze. Overall (wt. confirmed): 27 5/8 in., 185 lb. (70.2 cm, 83.9 kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon). The Tempest. Carved before 1910. Marble. Overall (confirmed): 13 5/8 x 14 7/8 x 7 3/4 in., 73lb. (34.6 x 37.8 x 19.7 cm, 33.1126kg); Footprint of sculpture (confirmed): 14 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (36.8 x 16.5 cm); Length of rod mount: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon). Pair of Standing Nude Male Figures Demonstrating the Principles of Contrapposto according to Michelangelo and Phidias, ca. 1911. Terracotta. Height (each): 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1987

Rodin at The Met is organized by Denise Allen, Curator in The Met’s Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts; Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints; and Alison Hokanson and Asher Ethan Miller, both Assistant Curators in the Department of European Paintings.

Images courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.