LAS CRUCES.- From September 5 through November 22, The Las Cruces Museum of Art is proud to present Rodin: In His Owns Words; Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. The show features forty-two sculptures and related works by French artist Auguste Rodin (1840 1917). The opening reception will be held Friday, September 5, from 5 7 pm. There is no charge for admission.
This comprehensive exhibit will include bronzes of various sizes, a selection of photographs and portraits of Rodin, as well as journal entries and letters by the artist. Accompanying the show is an educational exhibit on the traditional lost-wax casting process, used to create bronze sculptures.
Auguste Rodin was a pioneer in sculpture, creating bold impressionistic pieces that have been exhibited at museums worldwide. Sculptures on exhibit will include such well-known works as The Thinker, Head of Balzac, and The Burghers of Calais, First Maquette. Rodin: In His Own Words offers the rare opportunity to view these masterpieces in person.
Throughout the run of this exhibition, the Las Cruces Museum of Art is hosting a series of special events. On the second Saturday of each month, the Las Cruces Friends of Chamber Music will present Musical Reflections on the Life and Times of Rodin. The Museum of Art will also host a guest lecture series including New Mexico sculptor Michael Naranjo and Matthew Palczynski, Staff Lecturer for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.