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Public Exhibition Tour – True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism
Saturday, August 26 | 11 am
$25 members | $35 non-members
Join Museum staff for an in-depth tour, exploring major themes and highlights from the exhibition, True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. Get a closer look at artist Auguste Rodin’s history of gaining the “artistic mastermind” title and learn about his companions Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, and Cézanne!
About the Exhibition
Coming to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in the summer of 2023 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: Auguste Rodin, Eternal Spring, circa 1881-1884, cast before 1917 (?), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Collection, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA