Flashback Friday: Rodin at the Dixon

The Dixon hosted two exhibitions featuring Auguste Rodin's works, first in 1988 and again in 2014. At the peak of his career, Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo. Rodin's genius lay in his ability to capture the figure in a moment of motion, and to express emotions and provoke responses in the unyielding medium of bronze.

By the time The Passion of Rodin exhibition closed in April 1988, over 65,000 visitors came to see the collection of Rodin's sculptures at the Dixon.

The 1988 Rodin opening reception band.

The 2014 exhibition, Rodin: The Human Experience, saw almost 20,000 visitors.

Rodin's Three Shades, a work from Rodin: The Human Experience, still overlooks Garrott Court and welcomes visitors into the newly renovated Dixon museum building.

Posted by Chantal Drake at 2:37 PM
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