Rodin 100

2017 is the one hundredth anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death. To mark the occasion, the Rodin Museum is taking part in worldwide celebrations of the artist’s work and legacy with special exhibitions and programs. Share your experience #Rodin100. For more information on the Rodin centenary, visit

Rodin Exhibitions in Philadelphia

These offerings by the Rodin Museum and The Barnes Foundation present an unprecedented, in-depth exploration of Rodin’s work:

The Kiss at the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
Discover what passion looks like in the hands of a master sculptor. This installation explores the artist’s intimate and powerful depictions of romantic love.

Kiefer Rodin at The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
November 17, 2017–March 12, 2018
Works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer, created in response to sculptures and drawings by Rodin. Included are over 100 works by Kiefer, as well as sculptures and drawings by Rodin—some displayed in the US for the first time.

Other Rodin Exhibitions in the US

Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections
The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania
Explore Rodin’s deep appreciation for the natural form of the human figure.

Rodin—100 Years
The Cleveland Museum of Art
A display of works from the museum’s permanent collection, including Age of Bronze, The Thinker, and Heroic Head of Pierre de Wissant.

The Hysterical Material
Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
Examine how feelings are communicated, represented, and produced in the works of Rodin and contemporary artist Bruce Nauman.

Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Examines the relevance and vibrancy of Rodin’s work among contemporary figurative sculptors.

Rodin at The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Nearly 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas by Rodin, representing more than a century of acquisitions and gifts

Rodin: The Human Experience—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections
Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
Explore Rodin’s passion for modeling the human form in clay.

Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter
Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco
Examine the diverse connections between Gustav Klimt and Rodin and their impact upon the art world.

Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller
Art Institute of Chicago
Rare Rodin sculptures and drawings from private Chicago collections and the Art Institute’s rich holdings

Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze
Brooklyn Museum
An installation of a remarkable collection of 58 Rodin bronzes, acquired through a generous gift from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Permanent Collection Installations

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Rodin’s Christ and Mary Magdalene is on view in the Getty Museum’s West Pavilion alongside the work of painters who were his contemporaries.

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), California
Two dozen significant works in bronze, plaster, and porcelain by Rodin are on view in the B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden and in the galleries.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Met’s holdings of Rodin’s art are among the largest in the United States.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The MFA’s collection of works by Rodin includes nineteen sculptures in marble and bronze, twelve prints, and four drawings.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The National Gallery of Art holds one of the largest collections of works in marble, clay, plaster, and bronze created by Rodin during his lifetime, some 30 of which are on view.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
The Nelson-Atkins holds four works by Rodin, including two drawings, a small wax figure, and the bronze sculpture Adam.

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
The Norton Simon Museum is home to eleven works by Rodin, including Monument to Balzac, The Burghers of Calais, and The Thinker.

In France and Europe

The centenary is being commemorated at the Musée Rodin in Paris and at other European institutions. Visit for details.