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Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime. Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections

June 4 - September 11, 2016

Auguste Rodin, The Creator
Auguste Rodin, The Creator
Auguste Rodin, The Creator, modeled about 1900; Musée Rodin cast II/IV in 1984, bronze; Coubertin Foundry, 16 x 14 ¼ x 2 ½ inches, lent by Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. L2016.013.
At the peak of his career, French sculptor Auguste Rodin was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo.  Leaving behind nineteenth-century academic traditions, Rodin focused on conveying the vitality of the human spirit.  Today we see Rodin’s pioneering sculpture as a crucial link between traditional and modern art.  This exhibition showcases twenty selections from the collections of Iris & B. Gerald Cantor, including portrayals of nineteenth-century luminaries such as authors Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac, and composer Gustav Mahler.  The exhibition includes bas reliefs, portrait busts and full length sculptures, ranging in height from less than a foot to seven feet high.  During the last four decades, the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation has loaned individual works and entire exhibitions to museums in more than 160 cities in Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, and the United States.  The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is honored to continue this tradition.
































































This exhibition has been organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. The Cedar Rapids presentation of this exhibition has been made possible by The McIntyre Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund, the Program Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum's Annual Fund






































































































































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