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“Serene & Intimate Museum experience”
Review of Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum
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$20.00*
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Philadelphia Museum of Art General Admission
Ranked #16 of 471 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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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 January 23, 2013

So many museums are closed on Monday, but that was the only day that I had to visit. Rodin Museum is small and intimate. Quiet--there was only one or two other visitors. I no nothing about sculpture, but everything Rodin did was beautiful. I liked the experience very much.

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Now that the Rodin Museum's renovation is complete, visitors have a chance to see the greatest collection, outside Paris, of the major works by the dominant figure in sculpture in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries -Auguste Rodin. Although best known by the public for such works as The Thinker, which, of course, can be seen here, Rodin and his assistants, including several women, such as Camille Claudel, completely transformed sculpture. TE museum, designed by French architect Paul Cret, is a Beaux arts jewel, that opened in 1929. The lovely building is set in beautiful gardens housing a number of Rodin's key works. Don't miss the great portal of the Gates of Hell, a monumental work based on Dante, that was the source for many of the individual works for which Rodin was known, such as the Thinker. Another highlight is the series of works related to his controversial commission for a monument to the great 19th century French novelist Balzac. Just across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the Philadelphia Museum of art, this is a treasure house of modern sculpture that should not be missed.

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

If you haven't been to the Rodin lately go now. It has been brought back to it's old glory. The Kiss is back. If you have never been here, it is the largest collection of rodin pices outside of paris

Thank Gene L
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

One of my favorite museums in the world. Beautiful building, grounds and artwork. You can spend an hour or all day.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

If you are intimidated by the size of the big art museum next door, go to the Rodin for a manageable and enjoyable museum visit. The building and grounds are part of the experience and the whole thing can be enjoyed with the ipod tour under two hours. We learned a lot and really enjoyed it without feeling overwhelmed or leaving exhausted. I would suggest it for kids too.

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