To learn more about the art of Auguste Rodin and the works in this exhibition, see the educational links, videos, and essays below.
A 1918 edition of Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil illustrated by Rodin and digitized for the exhibition is available at Google Arts & Culture.
Sculptor Wilfredo Prieto (Cuban, born 1978) discusses the expressive quality of Rodin's sculpture fragments in this episode of The Artist Project.
Learn about Rodin's life and sculpture in this collection of essays and chronologies on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.
The Met has published two texts on Rodin, both of which are available through Watson Library and online:
Clare Vincent, "Rodin at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 38, no. 4 (Spring 1981).
Reinhold Miller and Gary Marolta, Rodin: The B. Gerald Cantor Collection (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986).
Rodin's sculpture The Burghers of Calais was given to The Met by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor in 1989. The bronze is a lost-wax cast (produced by the Coubertin Foundry), made from the plaster model in the Musée Rodin in Paris and commissioned by the Cantors especially for The Met's 1986 exhibition, Rodin: The B. Gerald Cantor Collection. Formerly installed on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, it is now in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court.
Educators can download "Auguste Rodin: The Burghers of Calais" by Nelly Silagy Benedek, a resource for teaching students about the composition and meaning of this monument.
2017 marks the centenary of Rodin's death. Learn about the worldwide celebration of the artist's work at Rodin100.org.
Banner: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917). Orpheus and Eurydice (detail), modeled probably before 1887, carved 1893. Marble, overall: 48 3/4 x 31 1/8 x 25 3/8 in. (123.8 x 79.1 x 64.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910 (10.63.2). Now at The Met: August Rodin (French, 1840–1917). The Hand of Rodin, 1917. Cast plaster with coat of shellac, 6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Presented by Rodin to his pupil Malvina Hoffman and given by her to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Malvina C. Hoffman, 1966 (66.247.6). Heilbrunn: Edward J. Steichen (American [born Luxembourg], 1879–1973). Auguste Rodin (detail), 1901. Direct carbon print, 10 9/16 x 8 in. (26.9 x 20.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 (33.43.4). © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York