Masterpieces on the move

Temporary Presentation of the Collections

For the period spanning 2012-14, the Musée Rodin has launched an extensive programme of renovation in the Hôtel Biron, home to the permanent collections since the museum first opened to the public in 1919. The temporary exhibition circuit proposed during renovation provides a broad outline of Auguste Rodin’s career through some of his most significant works.


Divided into ten sections, each representing a milestone in a long and prolific career, the exhibition shows how Rodin acquired a widespread reputation after the hardship of his early years. From the 1880s onwards, this recognition earned him numerous commissions, enabling him to develop his production and assert an increasingly personal style. In the course of the 1890s, the output of Rodin’s studio grew even larger, and in 1900, the sculptor organized a retrospective exhibition of his works in the Pavillon de l’Alma, to coincide with the Paris Universal Exposition. Having reached the apex of his career, the artist continued to explore all sorts of creative techniques, thus paving the way for modern sculpture.


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