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Rodin Museum, Philadelphia: 21 reviews and 42 photos


This place is only a few blocks from my house and admission is by donation (suggested donation is $3, but no one is watching!), so I've been a few times. I'm not an especially huge fan of Rodin, but this small museum is in an interesting building and the collection does a good job of presenting the famous French sculptor as a genius in relating human emotion through his work. The museum was a gift to the city of Philadelphia from Jules Mastbaum a rich movie mogul who began collecting Rodin's work in the 1920s. The museum opened in 1929.

My favorite piece in the museum is actually the first thing you'll see. It's the huge door that will greet you when you enter called "The Gates of Hell". Rodin worked on it from 1880 until his death in 1917.

Address: Ben Franklin Pkwy at 22nd Street
Directions: If you're at City Hall look down the parkway toward the Art Museum. The Rodin is on your right at 22nd Street.
othercontact: Tues-Sun, 10am - 5pm
Phone: 215-763-8100
Website: http://www.rodinmuseum.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 22, 2005
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