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Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body

Cantor Arts Center. Stanford (University), California. August 2019. At the time of his death, Auguste Rodin (France, 1840-1917) was counted among the most renowned artists in the world. A century later, after numerous reassessments by generations of art historians, Rodin continues to be recognized for making figurative sculpture modern by redefining the expressive capacity of the human form. This installation spans three galleries and features nearly 100 Rodin sculptures essential to telling his story and representing his groundbreaking engagement with the body. Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Cantor Arts Center, the largest collection of sculptures by Rodin in an American museum, it also presents comparative works by his rivals, mentors, admirers, and imitators. At this event, we also will have a docent-led tour of the Rodin Sculpture Garden as well. Check out the Cantor for publications about August Rodin and his works, available for purchase in the Cantor’s Atrium.