Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

So, way back when, a Philadelphia philanthropist had a crazy passion for Auguste Rodin, the famous French sculptor. He created this museum to feature original castings and carvings, as well as excellent copies of some of Rodin’s best known works. Many of the bronze castings were made after Rodin’s death from molds of the originals. No photograph can do justice to the huge “Gates of Hell” sculpture, which includes some 200 figures in every conceivable pose. It is about 20 feet high, and outstanding in every way. This is a nice first stop on the East Coast Art Tour.