You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to appreciate The Thinker. As the most recognizable sculpture created by the French artist Auguste Rodin, Atlantans will soon be able to delve into the revolutionary mind of the sculptor, as well as witness this renowned piece up close at the High Museum of Art.
Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern is a brand new exhibition hitting up the High starting on October 21, boasting over seventy sculptures and drawings that encompass many of Rodin’s best-known compositions, including The Thinker.
Other works that you’ll be able to learn about at this exciting exhibit include Monument to Balzac, The Kiss, as well as under-the-radar works. An array of different art forms and media will be present, from bronze and marble, terracotta, plaster, paper drawings, and beyond!
You’ll even be able to access unbeatable insight on the French sculptor’s creative process, and learn about the artist’s life and legacy, specifically concerning his relationship with the United States.
From his first sculpture to be on display at an American museum way back in 1893, to a popular artistic revival in the eighties, our country and the art world has accepted the fact that Rodin is not only considered a master, but the founder of the modern sculpture.
Of course, The Thinker sculpture set to come to Atlanta isn’t the only version of this piece there is. In fact, Rodin’s masterpiece has been replicated over fifty times in different casts and sizes.
The Thinker from this particular exhibition was modeled in 1903, and cast by Alexis Rudier in 1928. For more information on this exciting exhibition and to book your tickets, visit the High’s website.
Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern will be on display from October 21 2022 until January 15 2023. General admission to the museum costs $16.50, with children under 6 free-of-charge. You’re also able to experience the High free of charge on the Second Sunday of every month.
In other news from our beloved art gallery, The High Museum of Art will also be home to an unmissable photography exhibition of the works by Deana Lawson, tackling conventional representation of Black identities using themes like family, intimacy, and sexuality. Click the link below for more information.