Rodin Exhibit

Exhibit Info


RODIN: Portraits of a Lifetime, Selections from the

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections

 

FEBRUARY 11, 2016 - MAY 7, 2016

David McCune International Art Gallery
Methodist University
Silvana M. Foti, Executive Director
(910) 425-5379
 

 

Methodist University and the David McCune International Art Gallery are pleased to present "Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime - Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections" at the William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts at Methodist University. 

The exhibit features seventeen works in bronze by Rodin, including depictions of Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Gustav Mahler, Claude Lorrain, Chilean General Lynch Solo de Zaldivar, and Pope Benedict XV as well as portraits of Rodin by Edward Steichen, John Tweed, and Paul Paulin. The show also includes many of Rodin’s most admired pieces—from an early bust of his father to his Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose, critically-praised works that span Rodin’s long career and demonstrate his remarkable legacy in sculpture. 

The gallery will offer guided “touch tours” to allow visually impaired visitors to experience some of the sculptures—texture, shape, angle, size and volume—with their hands. With spoken descriptions offered by trained docents and gloves provided by the gallery, visitors will experience the tactile nuances of Rodin’s work. Gallery staff will extend special invitations to K-12 school groups and to organizations serving the visually impaired.

The exhibition opens on February 11, 2016, with a reception at 6 p.m. and a lecture at 7 p.m. by Judith Sobol, Executive Director of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, and runs until May 7.

This exhibition has been organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

 

EXHIBITION DATES

February 11 - May 7, 2016
The exhibition will be available for viewing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Places To Stay

1208 Glider Street
Fort Bragg