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The Regional Museum of Modern Art opens its program of major exhibitions of Rodin's era (30/04/2009)

The Regional Museum of Modern Art (Muram) opened its doors yesterday in Cartagena with 'The Age of Rodin' exhibition that opens its program of major exhibitions.

The exhibition was inaugurated by the Mayor, Pilar Barreiro, and the councilman of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, along with other authorities, who toured the sculpture exhibition will remain open until 20 September.

'The Age of Rodin' is a retrospective of the French master Auguste Rodin, a collection of the Museo Soumaya is, after the French, the largest in the world on the sculptor.

The sample presented in Cartagena is a selection of 300 works that make up the collection and is the first time you're in Europe after passing through San Juan de Puerto Rico, Bogota and Buenos Aires.

The exhibition consists of 54 sculptures in bronze, marble and plaster, including five located in the temporary exhibition hall of the Museum Roman Theatre.

'The era of Rodin' is a representative sample of the artist's career in transit is discovered and the differences of academic art of the French master who broke schemes to open up new possibilities of expression in art.

The route begins at the Paris Motor Show nineteenth century, setting the aesthetic model of France and the West.

You can appreciate the legacy of Rodin, the new generations, among which Camille Claudel and Émile-Antoine Bourdelle.

Along with the exhibition, have designed a series of activities among which views tactile for the blind and visually impaired, which by touch is called the work of Rodin and other artists associated with it.

In addition, the Wednesday of the month of May will be screened in the auditorium from 20:00 am to meet different era movies where the sculptor lived.

Finally, there will be workshops for children, for children 5 to 12 years, under the title 'Modeling with Rodin. "

The new exhibition space with 819 square meters has over 8 rooms, plus the floor of the Palacio Aguirre.

It also has an auditorium, classroom workshops, administrative offices, reception area and shop, terrace and 'vending'.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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