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Rethinking the Modern Monument at Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum is the smallest museum along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, but inside visitors can experience one of the best collections of works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin outside of Paris. Amazing sculptures depicting people and life as seen through the eyes of the artist await inside.

Explore the Rodin Museum’s new exhibit Rethinking the Modern Monument, and learn how Rodin influenced many sculptors and artists well after his death. This exhibit places works by later artists alongside some of Rodin’s classic pieces. One of the most notable pieces is a sculpture done by Pablo Picasso while he lived in occupied Paris during World War II.

The Rodin Museum is a perfect destination to begin or end your visit the Museum District along the Ben Franklin Parkway. You can see this entire exhibit in about an hour, leaving you with plenty of time to walk or ride to other nearby destinations like the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Walking is the easiest way to see the Rodin Museum and all the other Parkway Museum District destinations.  Save the GoPhillyGo mobile site to your iPhone’s home screen or download the GoPhillyGo Android app and like all the museums to get easy walking, biking, transit, or any combination between all three during your visit.

The brand new SEPTA Route 49 but connects Strawberry Mansion to Grays Ferry and drops you off within one block of the Rodin Museum and the Museum District. Click here to learn more about SEPTA Route 49.


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