Members Preview – Experiencing Rodin

Event Type Exhibitions, Member Events & Activities
Date calendar  Friday, May 5, 2017
Time clock  6:00pm - 8:00pm (2h)
Location FIA Theater & Lobby

Guest Lecturer 

Judith Sobol

Executive Director of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

This anecdote-filled talk will tell the story of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor’s remarkable collection of work by August Rodin, from its beginnings just after World War II to the 1990s, when it numbered an astounding 750 pieces of sculpture, letters, photographs, drawings, and other ephemera. Ms. Sobol will also explore Rodin’s singular achievement in transforming traditional sculpture into modern sculpture, using works in the exhibition as examples. Additionally, she will explain Rodin’s influence on sculptors working today, 100 years after the death of the master. Experiencing Rodin will not only place Rodin in context, it will provide a guide to viewing the exhibition.  

Judith Sobol has been Executive Director of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation since 2001. She is chief curator of the Foundation’s collection of Rodin sculpture and works with the Foundation’s Board to implement the philanthropic vision of the organization’s founders. An art historian with degrees from UCLA and The George Washington University, she worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum, Georgetown University, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. 

Free to the public.

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