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April 3rd, 1997
Rodin And Michelangelo Educational Program

Rodin and Michelangelo: A Study In Artistic Inspiration
and
The Hands of Rodin: A Tribute to B. Gerald Cantor
Educational and Public Programs

LECTURES:
Sunday, April 20, 2:30 p.m.
Van Pelt Auditorium
Rodin and Inspiration, with Christopher Riopelle, Associate Curator of European Painting before 1900
Free after Museum admission.
Sunday, May 18, 2:30 p.m.
Van Pelt Auditorium
Rodin's Kiss, with Daniel Rosenfeld, The Edna F. Tuttleman Director of the Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Free after Museum admission.
Sunday, June 8, 2:30 p.m.
Van Pelt Auditorium
The Fragments and The Unfinished Body, with David Cast, Professor of the History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
Free after Museum admission.
The Albert M. Greenfield Lecture
Sunday, April 6, 1:30 p.m.
Van Pelt Auditorium
Michelangelo Rediscovered: The Cleaning of Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, with Dr. Walter Persegati, former Secretary General and Treasurer of the Vatican Monuments, Museums and Art Galleries
Free after Museum admission.
ART HISTORY COURSES:
Rodin and His Time, with Glenn Tomlinson, Staff Lecturer in charge of Academic Affairs
This course traces the career of the master of 19th-century sculpture.
Thursdays, 4 sessions: May 1, 8, 15, 22 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
or
Saturdays, 2 sessions: May 10 and 24 - 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Members and senior citizens, $50.00
non-Members, $80.00
Preregistration is required. Call (215) 684-7605 for information.
CONCERT:
The Scholars of London
Sunday, May 4, 2:30 p.m.
Van Pelt Auditorium
The Scholars of London will present a program of works by Composers for the Sistine Chapel. Sacred music and madrigals by Mouton, Palestrina, Marenzio, Viadana, Lotti and A. Scarlatti will highlight the program.
Tickets after Museum admission: $10.00 for Members, senior citizens and students with valid I.D.; $15.00 for non-Members. Call (215) 684-7605 for tickets and information.
STUDY GALLERY:
Sculpture in the Making, a study gallery, will adjoin both exhibitions. It will have a three-dimensional, step-by-step demonstration of the lost-wax bronze casting process, a video, labels explaining the sand method of bronze casting (which was most often used by Rodin), and illustrated panels depicting the deterioration and later conservation of the Rodin Museum's Thinker. Books about the artists as well as other information resources will also be available.
EDUCATIONAL VIDEO:
A 10-minute documentary will provide the historical context for the exhibitions, as well as insight to Rodin and Michelangelo's artistic processes. Images, narration, music and Rodin's own words will explain the aesthetic impact of his Michelangelo-inspired pilgrimage to Italy. This video will be shown within the exhibition galleries and will be available to hospitals, nursing homes and retirement centers.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS:
Tours for school groups may be scheduled on Mondays during the run of the exhibition. Please call (215) 684-7582 for information.
OUTREACH PROGRAMS:
Museum educators will visit nursing homes, hospitals and retirement centers. Please call (215) 684-7602 for information.
PROGRAMS FOR OLDER ADULTS AND SPECIAL AUDIENCES:
A workshop featuring an exhibition tour and hands-on modeling in clay will be available for older adults, people living with AIDS, and those with mental and emotional disabilities. By appointment only. Call (215) 684-7602 for information.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Marketing and Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum's website at www.philamuseum.org.

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