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The Clark | Rodin in the United States—Confronting the Modern
June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Opening Lecture: Rodin in the United States—Confronting the Modern
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, the former director general of the National Institute of the History of Art in Paris, presents the opening lecture of the exhibition Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern. The exhibition and the lecture consider the artist’s legacy in America from 1893 to the present. This exhibition tells the story of the collectors, art historians, critics, gallerists, and philanthropists—notably, many of whom were women—who endeavored to make Rodin known in the United States. The nearly 1,300 works by Rodin held in American museums and private collections today testifies to their success.
Presented live in the Clark’s auditorium and broadcast simultaneously on Zoom. The event is free, but advance registration for the Zoom transmission is required.
Image: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917), Monument to Balzac (detail), Original model 1897, enlarged 1898; cast 1954. Bronze, 111 × 48 1/4 × 41 in. (282 × 122.5 × 104.2 cm). Museum of Modern Art, Presented in memory of Curt Valentin by his friends, 28.1955