For more information about
The University of Arizona Museum
of Art's permanent collection contact
Dr. Peter S. Briggs,
Interim Chief Curator:

Metamorphoses of Ovid, 1886, bronze, cast by Perzinka Foundry, shown in the Cantor Collection exhibition
(Photo from review in Tucson Weekly).

University of Arizona Art Museum

Speedway & Park Avenue
P.O. Box 210002
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0002 USA

Tel. 001 - 520 - 621 75 67
Fax 001 - 520 - 621 87 70

Assistant Curator: Betsy Hughes,

The University of Arizona Museum of Art houses one of the most complete university collections in the Southwest of Renaissance and later European and American art. The Edward J. Callagher Memorial Collection features over 200 European and American paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the late 19th and 20th centuries, including sculptures by Pablo Picasso, Jean Arp, Aristide Maillol, David Smith, Alexander Archipenko, Isamu Noguchi, Henry Moore and Jacques Lipchitz and Auguste Rodin:

  The Danaid, ca. 1885, bronze, ed. of 6, Alexis Rudier 
     Fondeur, 28.1 x 41.2 x 24.5 cm,
     gift of Edward J. Gallagher, Jr.

  La baigneuse aux sandales, ca. 1890, bronze, 
     Georges Rudier Fondeur, posthumous cast 1965, 
     41.8 x 19.0 x 18.0 cm, gift of Edward J. Gallagher, Jr.

Both works should be illustrated in either the Athena Tacha Spear catalog (Cleveland, 1967) or Albert Elsen RODIN (New York, 1963)

From December 1997 till 27 January 1998, the University Museum hosted the Rodin exhibition organized by the Cantor Collection (Read the extensive review by Margaret Regan from the Tucson Weekly).


The Kiss, 1880-82, bronze


Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

1625 North Central Avenue at McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1685 USA

Tel. 001 - 602 - 253 86 62

The 19th Century gallery features, among others, a bronze cast of Rodin's The Kiss.

The Website also tells the background story of its protagonists, Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini of 13th century Italy, which was part of Dante´s Divina Commedia (1321): Francesca was murdered by her husband Giovanni because she had fallen in love with his brother Paolo.

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