Rodin: The Cantor Gift to The Brooklyn Museum
- Dates: November 1987 through January 1988
- Collections: European Art
Date unknown, 1987: Date: Monday, September 14, 1987
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor
Exhibition Dates: September 18, 1987 -- Permanent Installation
A gift of 58 sculptures by Auguste Rodin donated to The Brooklyn Museum in 1983 by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor will go on view beginning September 18, 1987. The gift, which is accompanied by a $250,000 grant towards its installation from Cantor Fitzgerald Incorporated, is the most significant the Museum has received in the field of modern sculpture. It will be permanently installed in the fifth floor Rotunda, renamed the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery.
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), who has been called the father of modern sculpture, is represented in the collection by works from all phases of his career, from The Age of Bronze (1876), which brought Rodin his first critical renown, to works relating to his best-known commissions, including The Gates of Hell (begun 1880), The Burghers of Calais (1884-95) and Balzac (1891-98).
Most notable among the works included in the exhibition are the larger-than-life-size figures from The Burghers of Calais -- Eustache de St.-Pierre, Pierre de Wiessant and Andrieu d’Andres.
PRESS PREVIEW TRANSPORTATION: A special bus to transport members of the press to the preview of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery at The Brooklyn Museum will depart from in front of the Plaza Hotel promptly at 4:30 p.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. from the Museum to the same Manhattan location. To reserve seating on the bus, please call (718) 638-5000, ext. 330.
Wine and cheese will be served.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1987, 081. View Original
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