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Review of Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum
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Ranked #11 of 462 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: With over 140 bronzes, marbles, and plasters - including "The Thinker" - the distinguished collection housed in the Rodin Museum represents every phase of Auguste Rodin’s career. Located on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the elegant Beaux-Arts–style building and garden offer an absorbing experience and the largest collection of Rodin's work outside of Paris.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a tiny gem. I had been before. But the exterior and interior had been worked on so I went again. Also it is across the street from the new Barnes. It is available on a combo ticket with the Art Museum. It also is pay what you wish/$8 suggested.

It is small but choice. The exterior pool is nicer now and the interior is more comfortable. Inadequate signage. No cafe or any such. Go if you like Rodin, or sculpture, or if you have a half-hour to spare.

And the only other one is in Paris and closed for a time.

Note my cab driver didn't know of it--a missed opportunity that cab drivers weren't invited to visit.

Thank nycmom22
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

so small with no context or information. "is this all of it?" i kept looking around to see if i had missed a room or 2. amazingly small, and scaffolding over the masterpiece of the gates of hell. don't go til after renovation, if even then. pretty gardens, have a picnic outside and enjoy the outside for free. skip the inside.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Relatively small museum with some very impressive work by a truly gifted artist including The Thinker right out front (one of the original castings). Lovely entrance, small gardens, an impressive display of Rodin art. Donations are suggested, not required. Even without taking the tour, sufficient information is provided for every piece so that the visitor gets the story behind them. Unfortunately, the Gates of Hell were undergoing restoration during our visit, but parts are still visible. Philly Phlash stops right in front, so it's an "easy on, easy off" that's well worth it.

Thank aliast
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Familiar statuary is found both inside and outside this building. Even if you don't know much about art, you will recognize The Thinker and The Kiss. I was surprised to find so much Rodin art in one place. All of it is evocative, and some is pretty explicit. Rodin was quite friendly with several of his models.

Thank Hal H
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Ben Franklin Parkway has been called the Paris of Philadelphia, in part because the same person designed the Champs Elysee in Paris as our Parkway. Another feature in common both in Philly and Paris is that each has a Rodin Museum. While the museum in Paris is larger with more extensive grounds and special exhibits, our own Rodin Museum on the Parkway is a beautiful showcase for the masterpieces of Auguste Rodin. As a native Philadelphian, I have passed by his statue of the Thinker on the Parkway many thousands of times, so it feels like home to me to be intimately acquainted with that masterpiece. Another Philadelphia cultural treasure!

Thank dh0414
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