Auguste Rodin and His Influence
Special Exhibitions, Programs, and the Rodin Collection

Special Exhibitions
Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation 1876–1936
October 5–January 1, 2012
132 works illustrate Auguste Rodin’s influence on late 19th- and early 20th-century U.S. painters, photographers and sculptors, including Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Steichen and Gaston Lachaise. Works by 42 artists from 44 U.S. museums and private collections are included, as well as 25 Rodin works in bronze, plaster, marble, and watercolor. An illustrated 381-page catalogue accompanies the exhibition; paperback $55.

Rodin and the Dancing Body
October 5–January 1, 2012
Footage of Rodin’s friend and muse Isadora Duncan and student performances explore the connections between Rodin and dance. See related programs below.

Rodin Collection
The Cantor Arts Center has one of the largest Rodin collections in the world, with 200 works on view in three galleries and outdoors, mostly cast bronze, but also works in wax, plaster, and terra cotta. Twenty bronzes, including The Gates of Hell, are in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. The Burghers of Calais is nearby on campus. Works on paper change: Rodin’s “black drawings,” through Nov. 20; photogravures from Les Dessins de Rodin, November 30–February 19.

Free Programs
Lecture Rodin and His American Admirers, Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, directeur général at the Institut national d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris, Wednesday, October 5, 6 pm

Lecture and Discussion Rodin and the Americans, Bernard Barryte, curator of European art, and Roberta K. Tarbell, professor emerita of art history, Sunday, October 9, 1 pm

Docent Tours of Rodin and America Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm through January 1

Docent Tours of the Center’s Rodin Collection Wednesdays at 2 pm., Saturdays at 11:30 am, Sundays at 1 pm

Students Study and Perform Rodin and the Dancing Body
Muriel Maffre’s class explores the intersection between Rodin and dance in open rehearsals. Visitors are invited to create drawings of the performers (materials provided): Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26 at 2:15 pm, and Thursdays, November 3, 10, December 1 at 6 pm. Final performance is Saturday, December 3 at Roble Gym.

Free Admission: Wednesday–Sunday 11 am–5 pm, Thursdays until 8 pm. Open July 4th

Media Contact: Anna Koster, Head of Communications, 650-725-4657,

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Rodin and America:
Influence and Adaptation 1876-1936
. Catalogue available, paperback: $55.00

John Singer Sargent
Rodin Reading, 1902
Pen and wash in brown ink. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor, 1977.19

Auguste Rodin
Cambodian Dancer, 1911
Colored collotype. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Carl Zigrosser, 1966,
1966-205-34(7). Image © Philadelphia Museum of Art/Art
Resource, NY.