Rodin Museum

The largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France

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Rodin's "The Thinker" welcomes visitors to the Rodin Museum on the Parkway

Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC

Outside the Rodin Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Credit: T. Scheid for GPTMC

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Renovated Rodin

The Rodin Museum underwent a three-year restoration of the historic grounds to follow in the original spirit of French architect Paul Cret and French landscape designer Jacques Gréber.

The comprehensive renovation, restoration and reinstallation of the building and surrounding gardens offers an experience similar to those who visited the Rodin Museum when it first opened in 1929.

Several of Rodin’s most famous works, including The Burghers of Calais, can now be seen in the garden, as originally installed by Cret. Inside the museum, the galleries have been completely reinterpreted including an extensive tribute to the creation of Rodin’s monumental Gates of Hell.

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The Experience

The greatest hits of the famed 19th-century sculptor are all here – bronze casts of Eternal Springtime, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais, and, of course, The Thinker. Bold, energetic and emotionally intense, these works are set in a temple-like building down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which administers the collection.

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Gates of Hell at the Rodin Museum
The Thinker at the Rodin Museum