The Parkway’s Other Art Museum

On the Parkway between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is the Rodin Museum. The Museum houses about 150 sculptures by Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917).

The most famous sculpture is right out front.

Beyond the outer gate is a courtyard with more sculptures. There is no fee to enter.

Admission inside is “pay what you wish,” but they make it clear they wish you would pay $10. Another option is to tack this onto an Art Museum visit. That $20 admission covers both museums for day of purchase and the next day.

The interior is well worth the $10. The main hall is bathed in natural light from a giant skylight and windows.

Sketching is encouraged.

Here’s a selection of pieces.

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