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Auguste Rodin, "The Thinker," c. 1880, cast c. 1904. Bronze, 182.9 x 96.5 x 137.2 cm (72 x 38 x 54 in.). Signed: A Rodin; stamped: Alexis Rudier / Fondeur, Paris © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels
Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation
Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, the Legion of Honor will present a completely new installation of its extraordinary Rodin holdings in Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation. Approximately 50 objects in bronze, marble, and plaster—all from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection—will be presented in a new context.
The exhibition will examine the artist’s influential work and his celebrated life, from his early days courting controversy with sculptures that bore unexpected levels of naturalism, to his later prestige and lasting influence. Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation is part of a worldwide series of major Rodin projects and will provide Bay Area audiences a significant opportunity to examine and recontextualize the legacy of the artist known as “the father of modern sculpture.”