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.  

  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

Twentieth Century American Sculpture:
Inspired by Rodin (Exhibit VII)

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 Observer.

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."

     The Thinker, 1880

     The Three Shades, 1881 - 86

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