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The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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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.

Some highlights from the collection:

   Age of Bronze, bronze (green patina), given in 1907
      by Ms. John Simpson, foundry mark Alexis Rudier

   The Martyr (from the Gates of Hell), bronze,
      enlarged, L. 62¼"

   Burghers of Calais (cast 1985, installed in 1989)

   The Tempest

   She who was.../The Old Courtesan, bronze, H. 20"

   Balzac - Portrait

   The Hand of God, 1890“s?, marble, 29 x 29 x 23",
      carved by Victor Frisch [Spear, pl. 99]

  Orpheus & Euridice, marble, Euridice figure H. 26½"
    [Spear pl. 72]

  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.

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