Rodin’s many kisses

The Kiss. The Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, 2017
 

2017 is a big year for admirers of Auguste Rodin. It is one hundred years since the death of the remarkable sculptor.

Cities around the world are commemorating the centenary. And no place is focusing on Rodin’s essence as graphically as Philadelphia, which houses the only museum outside of France dedicated …

Asian Temple treasures

South Asian Galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, re-opened in 2017
 

For nearly a century, one of the world’s greatest collections of South Asian art has been hidden in a dimly-lit area of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Now it’s expanded, and re-lit, and has turned into an enthralling destination.

The centerpiece is a Hindu temple from …

French photography masterpieces

Masterworks of French Photography, 1890–1950, at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, October 2016.
 

The famous Barnes collection centers on French paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which makes this new exhibition splendidly pertinent. It presents photographs of people and places in France (especially Paris) during that same time period.

Thom Collins, the executive director and president of the Barnes …

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