Events 2002 - "From Plaster to Bronze", Ontario

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Royal Ontario MUseum, Toronto

100 Queens´s Park
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2C5 Canada

Tel. +1 - 416 - 586 55 49

Extension: 23 Dec. 2001 - 17 March 2002

From Plaster to Bronze: The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin held over to Spring, 2002

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the MacLaren Art Centre have announced an extension of the exhibition From Plaster to Bronze: The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Until Spring, 2002 (exact date TBA), the public may continue to enjoy this unique exhibition on the creative process of Rodin, one of the greatest sculptors in the history of Western art, in the ROM's Level Two Terrace Gallery. The ROM has welcomed more than 134,000 visitors since the opening of the Rodin exhibition last September 20th, not including tour or school groups.

"Great numbers of the public still wish to experience Rodin's genius through this beautifully-installed exhibition, so we're pleased that the ROM can accommodate a longer run," said William Moore, Director of the MacLaren Art Centre of Barrie, Ontario, the organizers of the show. "Our partnership with the ROM will help us to raise the funds needed to house this remarkable collection in Barrie in the future, while we work to confirm arrangements with other interested venues on the exhibition's world tour."

From Plaster to Bronze: The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin brings together almost 70 sculptures by Auguste Rodin, one of the seminal figures in modern art. The exhibition focuses on Rodin's unique working method, and demonstrates the development of single clay sculptures into plaster, bronze and marble versions of various sizes. His remarkable achievement, which helped to free sculpture from the academic constraints of his day, is examined through some of his most famous works in plaster and bronze, including The Kiss and The Thinker, and rare vintage photographs.

[From: R.O.M. Press Release, 20 December 2001]



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