On Saturday, July 29, educators of all varieties are invited to partake in a hybrid professional development workshop within the walls of OKCMOA’s newest exhibition, True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. The workshop will focus on bringing Museum resources into your classroom with:
- Museum professional-led breakout sessions
- Instructional materials
- Lesson planning sessions
- And more!
Teachers will be eligible for four professional development hours from this workshop. Please contact Museum Educator Tori Waldron at email@example.com if you would like a certificate of professional development.
A registration fee of $10 is required for participation, here.
Remote participants are invited to register at no cost, here.
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, The Shade, (detail) first modelled circa 1880, enlarged circa 1901, this cast 1969 (Musée Rodin 6/12), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA