The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919, dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It has two sites, at the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris, and just outside Paris at Rodin's old home, the Villa des Brillants at Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). The collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 old photographs and 7,000 objets d’art. The museum receives 700,000 visitors annually.
While living in the Villa des Brillants Rodin used the Hôtel Biron as his workshop from 1908, and subsequently donated his entire collection of sculptures (along with paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir that he had acquired) to the French State on the condition that they turn the buildings into a museum dedicated to his works.
The Musée Rodin contains most of Rodin's significant creations, including The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum's extensive garden. The museum is one of the most accessible museums in Paris. It is located near a Metro stop, Varenne, in a central neighborhood and the entrance fee is very reasonable. The gardens around the museum building contain many of the famous sculptures in natural settings. Behind the museum building is a small lake and casual restaurant.
The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors ... The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors ... “Coming back to culture is extremely important, even if I'm not exactly a Rodin fan,” visitor Philippe Boirel said Sunday ... Tickets for the Musee Rodin at 77 rue de Varenne in Paris are six euros (about $7.25).
How to visit Paris without leaving home. Armchair Travel. Experience the French capital from where you are. Shanna McGoldrickThursday 16 April 2020 16.54. 0 comments. Article bookmarked ... ✕ ... What to do ... Read more ... Meanwhile, Musee Rodin has undertaken the task of telling the life story of its namesake creative, the sculptor Auguste Rodin, in his own words ... .