Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s 1917 death, the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California, will play host to approximately 50 bronze, marble, and plaster objects by the modern master. Details here!

Any chance to celebrate the “father of modern sculpture” is one worth taking, and the Legion of Honor in San Francisco is doing just that to celebrate Auguste Rodin’s centenary. Via the press release, “The exhibition will examine the artist’s celebrated life and influential work — from his early days courting controversy with sculptures that bore unexpected levels of naturalism — to his later renown and lasting influence. ‘Rodin Centenary’ is part of a worldwide series of major Rodin projects and will provide Bay Area audiences a significant opportunity to examine and recontextualize the legacy of Rodin.”

Auguste Rodin, “The Age of Bronze,” 1875, bronze, 71 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (c) FAMSF 2016
Auguste Rodin, “The Age of Bronze,” 1875, bronze, 71 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (c) FAMSF 2016

Fifty works in bronze, marble, and plaster will compose the show, all of them from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection. Max Hollein, director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums, suggests, “Our Rodin holdings are one of the finest and most significant collections in the United States. This exhibition will surprise visitors and inspire dialogue on Rodin and his impact on artists working today. It is a must-see for anyone who thinks there is nothing left to learn about this towering figure in the history of modern art.”

“Rodin Centenary” opens on January 28, 2017 and will be on view through December 31, 2017. To learn more, visit The Legion of Honor.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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