Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin: Danaidi, 1885, this marble 1889. Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Janne Mäkinen

Ateneum brings to Finland an exhibition of work by probably the world’s best-known sculptor, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917).

Rodin, who lived and worked in Paris, brought whole new character to sculpture with his robust expression that emphasised physicality. The exhibition covers Rodin’s production from early works to his later creations. The exhibition also discusses the relationship between Rodin and his Finnish students, Sigrid af Forselles and Hilda Flodin. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Stockholm’s Nationalmuseet and a majority of the works arrive directly from the Rodin Museum in Paris.

Auguste Rodin theme day 20.3.2016

Download a resource package containing background information, study tips and assignments for school associated with the exhibition. (PDF, 1608kt)

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Free guided tours or talks in English on the following Sundays at 12 noon.
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May 8th.

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The Ateneum's 2017 national programme to celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence

The Ateneum Art Museum's 2017 programme will celebrate the centenary of Finnish independence and will take a look back at the different periods of Finnish art. After closing the exhibition on the painter Amedeo Modigliani, on 5 February 2017, the programme will focus on…

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