1. Rodin at The Met Museum

“The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin, ca. 1910.

As part of Rodin 100 exhibitions and programs at 14 North American museums celebrating the French sculptor’s centenary, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate the life of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) with an exhibit of its historic collection of the artist’s work. Some of the highlights will include The Thinker, The Hand of God, and The Tempest (which has not be on view in decades). In addition, paintings from The Met’s collection by some of Rodin’s contemporaries will include his friends Claude Monet and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. There will also be a selection of drawings, prints, letters, and illustrated books, as well as photographs of Rodin and his art.

The exhibition is timely as The Met first opened a gallery dedicated to Rodin’s sculptures and drawings in 1912 and was the first devoted exclusively to the work of a living artist. Today, The Met’s collection of Rodin’s is among the largest in the United States.

Educational programs will accompany the exhibition. Rodin at The Met will open on September 16 and be on view until January 15, 2018 in the B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Gallery.

While you’re there, visit The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden to view The Theatre of Disappearance before it closes.

Some of the installations from our August roundup are still up, and be sure to check out the Treetops at the Bronx Zoo as the summer comes to an end. In addition, take a Tour of the Members Only Players Club or the Historic Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio. You can contact the author at AFineLyne.