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“Sculpture that comes alive.”
Review of Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum
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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.
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“Sculpture that comes alive.”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

First wandered in as a small kid, and I stared at the hand studies for hours. It's the second largest collection of Rodin works in the world. Even non-art lovers like me get caught up in the strong emotion of Rodin's work. How he coaxed those bodies out of stone is beyond me. For my time and money, a better place to go than the Art Museum or the Barnes.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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“A definite must visit if you like Rodin”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is a small museum that has a wonderful collection of Rodins. The pieces are nicely displayed with sufficient signage to enhance your viewing. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Bala Cynwyd, PA
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“Don't think just view The Thinker and more!!!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Great little museum located on the Parkway a short walk from the massive Philadelphia Museum of Art!!!

Visited April 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Dreaming of Paris”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The new gardens, settin of statutes in the garden and the rearrangement of the collection is wonderful. The updating improved the flow of movement , the lighting, the signage and the way in which the collection is displayed making the tour more cohesive. A wonderful place to while away and afternoon in a beautiful romantic setting. Do not miss an opporrtunity to visit.

Visited April 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“A Small Gem in Every Detail”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

The Rodin Museum is the legacy of Philadelphia businessman Jules Mastbaum, who amassed the largest collection of Rodins outside of France. It's housed in a beautiful space designed by a French architect and a French landscape architect.

The Thinker sits just outside the grand front stone entrance gate. Inside the gate, a small landscaped garden surrounds the Museum itself. RodinMuseum.org has an excellent app (iPhone and Android) containing an Acoustiguide tour of the collection.

Visited May 2013
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