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Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

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Rodin Museum houses the world's second largest collection of famous sculptor Auguste Rodin's works--the largest one outside of Paris. Opened in 1929, it was a gift to the city of Philadelphia from Jules Mastbaum, a movie-theater magnate and an avid collector of Rodin's works. The famous Thinker sits in the museum garden in front of the entrance. Once inside, you can see masterpieces like the Gates of Hell, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy; the Kiss; the Burghers of Calais; and many others. Take time to view many lesser-known works, as well as prints, studies, castings, drawings, and Rodin's personal items. Make Rodin Museum a part of your Philadelphia vacation plans using our Philadelphia trip planner .
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  • Reportedly the largest collection of Rodin outside of Paris, lots of studies and drafts of some of his larger works. Nicely laid out and easy to travel through.  more »
  • A wonderful spot for a small museum dedicated to sculpture. Several wedding parties were taking photos. A great spot to take a date. Romantic and surrounded by art. Highly recommended.  more »
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  • The Rodin Museum distinguishes itself not just because of the works better there but the knowledgeable and helpful team that is there to assist you. Having said that the gates of hell and many of the other Rodin pieces are just astounding. I've been to the Rodin museum in Paris. I will tell you that this museum is just as good and is actually more organized with better explanations of each piece. If you have the opportunity you should visit this museum.
  • This Museum located in Philadelphia is a very nice place to visit. This building is very beautiful and has a place to sit outside where you can just rest or read a book. In about 60 minutes, it is possible to visit it all. It has a very nice display of Rodin’s sculptures. In the entry, people can find the most famous Rodin’s sculpture: The thinker. Inside, there is an important collection that was a gift to the city offered by Jules Ephraim Mastbaum. All the pieces are very well organized and the information provided is good and interesting. While I was walking by the different rooms, I was thinking that Rodin’s work was very large and impressive and, as I never saw one of his works before, all I was able to see fascinated me. When you first enter to the building, you walk by the souvenirs store. Then, as we visited first the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we didn’t pay for this visit, which we considered very convenient, so we received a very nice welcome to the place and were able to start our tour. Everything is clean, the staff is very kind and we really loved the time we expend. Nice work!
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