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Rodin: The Human Experience opens

September 1, 2017

Rodin in Savannah

Rodin: The Human Experience presents a selection of 32 figures in bronze by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the French sculptor who left behind 19th century academic traditions to focus on conveying the passion and vitality of the human spirit. Considered in his lifetime to be the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo, Rodin exerted a tremendous influence on artists of subsequent generations, such as Matisse, Brancusi, and Maillol. Rodin was distinguished for his belief that part of a figure, such as a torso or a hand, could by itself convey meaning and be a complete work of art. His use of broken sculptural fragments in new works, called marcottage, can be seen as a precursor to today’s art of assemblage. Telfair Museums will present this exhibition in honor of the centennial of Rodin’s death.

This exhibition is organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. The presentation of this exhibition at Telfair Museums is curated by Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions.

Exhibition Sponsors:

Alice and Bob Jepson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Dwaine L. Willet
Bob and Jean Faircloth
Mr. and Mrs. Angus C. Littlejohn
Wilson and Linda Fisk Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rabinowitz
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Roelle

Dr.  Victor L. Andrews
Mr. and Mrs. F. Reed Dulany III
Dr. David M. Hillenbrand
Carolyn Luck McElveen
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Reilly
Cheri D. and Benjamin R. Roach
Cathy and Philip Solomons
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. G. Vincent West
Ms. Susan Willetts and Mr. Alan K. Pritz

Randall and Valerie Stolt
Inge A. Brasseler
Jim and Dottie Kluttz
Jacqueline  and Ken Sirlin
Mrs. Robert A. Henry
Mrs. Robert O. Levitt
Mrs. John O. Paull
Ms. Swann Seiler
Marilyn and Wayne Sheridan


September 1, 2017
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Jepson Center
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States