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Rodin Museum houses the world's second largest collection of famous sculptor Auguste Rodin's works--the largest one outside of Paris. Opened in 1929, it was a gift to the city of Philadelphia from Jules Mastbaum, a movie-theater magnate and an avid collector of Rodin's works. The famous Thinker sits in the museum garden in front of the entrance. Once inside, you can see masterpieces like the Gates of Hell, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy; the Kiss; the Burghers of Calais; and many others. Take time to view many lesser-known works, as well as prints, studies, castings, drawings, and Rodin's personal items. Make Rodin Museum a part of your Philadelphia vacation plans using our Philadelphia trip planner.
Rodin Museum reviews
A great collection of Rodins There was enough variety to make it interesting and good to see more than his famous and well recognized sculptures
A great collection of Rodins There was enough variety to make it interesting and good to see more than his famous and well recognized sculptures more »
Beautiful museum and definitely worth visiting! Seeing these sculptures up close is very moving. I am so grateful to museum founder, James Mastbaum, for his foresight in collecting these works of art.... more
Beautiful museum and definitely worth visiting! Seeing these sculptures up close is very moving. I am so grateful to museum founder, James Mastbaum, for his foresight in collecting these works of art.... more »
I didn't plan to visit here because I didn't have enough time to visit. Every time I walk to Philadelphia Museum of Art I had to pass this one and it was so tempting to see inside. Since it was free to visit because I had a admission ticket to Philadelphia Museum of Art, I gave it a try. I spent 1 and a half hour and was able to see everything in here. They have amazing collection with nicely done galleries, a beautiful garden with a fountain. I highly recommend to visit here even though you have less than 30 mins. You will be able to give yourself a quick tour to hear and still enjoy this museum.
Didn't make it inside, but wanted to leave a comments about the gorgeous outdoors! The reflecting pond by the Garden Bar was jaw dropping. The beds were full of gorgeous blooming plants the doubled beautifully in the reflecting pool. Combined with the architecture, this spot is perfect for photos and inspiration!
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