on April 4, 2001
Open: 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday-Sunday
Closed major holidays
Entrance fee: $3.00 suggested contribution (but you can come in free as well)
This museum has the largest collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures outside of Paris. The works were collected by Jules E. Mastbaum, a movie theater magnate and one of Philadelphia’s most well-known philantropists. The museum building and garden were created by Paul Cret and Jacques Greber, 2 great French neoclassical architects. This collection has 127 sculptures, most famous of which are "The Thinker" which greets everybody at the entrance, "The Burghers of Calais", several sculptures of Balzac, "Eternal Spring" – a tribute to human love. The entrance to the museum is a large screen "The Gates of Hell" in bronze which was modeled after the façade of the Chateau d’Issy.
There is a gift shop that offers books and miniature copies of Rodin’s statues. Museum also offers guided tours. For the schedule call the museum.
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