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Fri, Feb 10


Online event

Virtual tour of the Rodin collection at the North Carolina Museum of Arts

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Virtual tour of the Rodin collection at the North Carolina Museum of Arts

Time & Location

Feb 10, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Online event

About the Event

In French

How did the North Carolina Museum of Art become the home to “the best collection of Rodin sculptures east of Los Angeles and south of Philadelphia?

This virtual presentation, based on the work of David Steel, the former curator of European Art at the NCMA, explains how the works came to Raleigh and why Rodin matters today.

To quote Mr. Steel, "It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) forever changed the history of sculpture. Rarely had the medium so audaciously challenged the primacy of painting over the course of the nineteenth century. Long regarded as a “dead” medium of motionless, inert material, sculpture in Rodin’s nimble hands comes alive, breaking free of the plinths that traditionally separated sculpted figures in stone or metal from their earthbound beholders in flesh and blood. What makes Rodin’s sculpture so modern, it has been argued, is the way in which he takes traditional sculpture apart and puts it back together again in new and daring ways.

Tour duration: about 1 hour

This event organized by the the Alliance Francaise de Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill and will be online, in French.

Free for all. 

Please, register at least 48 hours in advance

You will receive an email with the Zoom link the day before, and 1 hour before the event.

register here

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