Auguste Rodin & Albert Barnes

As I wrote in an earlier essay, 2017 is a big year for admirers of Auguste Rodin.  See here. 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 as emphatically as Philadelphia, where the Rodin Museum …

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 …

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