RODIN: Portraits of a Lifetime, Selections from the
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections
FEBRUARY 11, 2016 - MAY 7, 2016
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.