‘Rodin – Genius at Work’ tickets go on sale on 3 October

30 august 2016

The Groninger Museum will start selling online advance tickets for Rodin – Genius at Work on Monday 3 October 2016 at 9am. Containing more than 140 sculptures and 20 works on paper, it will be the largest Auguste Rodin exhibition ever to take place in the Netherlands. The museum has succeeded in bringing the artist’s world-famous works The Kiss, Balzac and The Thinker to Groningen. The exhibition, which spans two floors, opens to the public on Saturday 19 November.

Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) was one of the greatest sculptors of all time. His ability to capture human beings’ emotional and psychological complexity, combined with his quest to innovate as a sculptor, gives his art a universal appeal.

Rodin – Genius at Work lays bare the unique creative process behind the French artist’s best-known works. In his studio, more than 50 assistants worked alongside the master in a small art community. Rodin kept his art innovative by experimenting with the qualities of various materials and deploying a wide range of techniques. The exhibition includes fragile plaster and bronze sculptures, marble figures, ceramics, and never-before-exhibited photographs illustrating the artist’s creativity. About 20 of the approximately 200 figures from The Gates of Hell will also be on display. Rodin worked on this group of sculptures for the last three decades of his life.

The exhibition is curated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris.

Events programme
The Groninger Museum will stage a number of events in tandem with the exhibition. On Friday evenings, visitors can enjoy cocktails, live music and a surprising line-up of interesting talks and live performances before viewing the exhibition. There will also be special tours, children's activities, and a bespoke educational programme. 

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Advance tickets will be available from 3 October at tickets.groningermuseum.nl and from 19 November at the museum’s cash desk.


Note to the editor
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