Friday, September 29 | 6-7:30 pm
Join OKCMOA President and CEO Michael Anderson, PhD, for an exclusive after-hours tour of True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. Following the tour, attendees will sample new “Wines with a Cause” in the Museum Store. The wide variety of wine selections all have one thing in common, giving back to charitable causes.
Registration is $85 and is limited to 20 participants.
About the Exhibition
Now open at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a major exhibition on sculptor Auguste Rodin, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Recognized as one of the greatest sculptors since the Renaissance, Rodin pioneered an approach to his art that aimed not only to capture the physicality of his subjects but also their psychology. Organized thematically, True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism delves into the Classical influences on Rodin’s sculpture, the artist’s focus on portraiture, and his exploration of movement and the human body.
The over 60 works by Rodin in the exhibition are contextualized by additional works by his fellow Impressionists, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne. Curated by Leah Lehmbeck and drawing entirely from LACMA’s collection, True Nature features not only sculptures (in both bronze and marble), but also paintings, prints, and photography by Rodin and his contemporaries. In all, the 100 works of art in the exhibition tell a rich story of Rodin’s sculpture and its place in fin-de-siècle France.
Image Credit: Paul Marsan Dornac, Rodin seated in his studio in front of the Monument to Victor Hugo, 1898. Bridgeman Images