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Member Exhibition Highlights Tour: Rodin’s Gates of Hell

Member Exhibition Highlights Tour: Rodin’s Gates of Hell

Monday, August 8, 2022

4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Clark Center
In 1880, Auguste Rodin was commissioned to sculpt a pair of monumental bronze doors for the proposed Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. He would work on these gates, The Gates of Hell, for the rest of his life and many of his best-known sculptural groups would emerge from them, including The Thinker and The Kiss. Curatorial Assistant Sophie Kerwin explores the history of The Gates through works on view in the exhibition.

Advance registration required and capacity is limited. Register online or by calling 413 458 0425.

Image: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917), The Thinker, original model 1881–82. Bronze, probably cast by Alexis Rudier, 1902 or 1906, 20 × 21 1/2 × 20 1/2 in. (50.8 × 54.6 × 52 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Bequest of Susan Vanderpoel Clark, 1967.82.4