Caryatid, 41.5 cm high,
terracotta and plaster
Maryhill Museum Of Art, Goldendale
35 Maryhill Museum Drive
Goldendale, Washington 98620 USA
Tel. 001 - 509 - 773 37 33
Fax 001 - 509 - 773 61 38
The Maryhill Museum owns an internationally recognized collection of
Rodin sculptures and watercolors, including the only pedestal sized
plaster version of the The Thinker and a life sized plaster of Eve from
the Gates of Hell.
See under MAJOR COLLECTIONS.
Rodin: The Maryhill Collection, catalog of an exhibition at
the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1976, published by Washington State University
Press, Pullman, Washington.
Jundt Art Museum, Spokane
Corner of Pearl Street & Desmet Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99258-0001 USA
Tel. 001 - 509 - 323 66 11
Fax 001 - 509 - 323 55 25
The Museum provides space for travelling exhibits and houses Gonzaga
University's growing art collection. The collection includes bronze
sculptures by Auguste Rodin, gifts of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
Foundation and Collections.
The White House, Washington
When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, Gerald Cantor lent him a
15-inch bronze cast of "The Thinker" to adorn the Oval Office.
"This assures that there will always be a thinker in the White
House," Clinton quipped, according to the News
The seventh exhibition in the series Twentieth Century American
Sculpture at the White House, conceived by Hillary Clinton, is subtitled
Inspired by Rodin. The twelve works on view in the Jacqueline Kennedy
Garden, selected from public collections in the Northeast, are indebted
to Rodinís ability to capture the moods and manners of the human body.
The exhibition was supported by the Cantor Foundation.
From the introduction by Arnold L. Lehman
Director Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York:
"While Rodin worked in Paris in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries, his importance was quickly understood in the
United States. Numerous American artists, such as Malvina Hoffman,
Andrew OíConnor, and William Zorach, responded to his creative
energies. More recently, contemporary artists whose work focuses on the
body, including Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, and George Segal,
can credit the power of Rodinís imagination in their own work. With
the profound ability to fuse the division between figuration and
abstraction, Rodin has engaged those who employ either style.
Non-representational artists who evoke the figure, like Stephen De
Staebler, Bryan Hunt, and Isamu Noguchi, have found in Rodin a guide to
diverse aesthetic issues concerning balance, gesture, scale, materials,
and public installation."
Three Shades, 1881 - 86