22nd St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215/568-6026,
HOURS: Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
COST: $3 donation suggested
Many will recognize Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture The Thinker that welcomes all into the small museum dedicated entirely to the French artist’s work. Walk past the garden and fountain to see many of his other masterpieces, including The Gates of Hell framing the main entrance of the impressive building.
Wander through the high-ceilinged, marble-floored rooms and you’ll be amazed by the endless true-to-life sculptures of the human body—he was especially skilled and obsessed at creating human hands—that Rodin created in his lifetime.
Exhibiting one of the largest Rodin collections in the world, the museum provides an in-depth look at not only his work, but also his thought processes and his life while he created the works. Some of his original tools, early sketches, and journals are on display.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition