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Event Details

October 27–November 17, 2022
11:00 am –12:30 pm


Members: $200
Not-Yet-Members: $250
Registration Required


High Museum of Art
Education Center Lecture Room

Event Description

In conjunction with the major exhibition Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern, this multiweek course, led by Maria P. Gindhart, will examine sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), his oeuvre, and his artistic context and influence. Sessions will take place on-site at the High, in the galleries and the education center lecture room, and focus on the mythology surrounding Rodin’s work, his working methods and studio practice, his frequently unconventional monuments, and the museums dedicated to his work and memory. 

Week 1—Rodin: Myth and Reality 

Week 2—Rodin: Methods, Materials, and Influences 

Week 3—Rodin: Unconventional Monuments in the Age of Statuemania 

Week 4—Rodin (and Claudel) Museums: Paris, Meudon, Philadelphia (and Nogent-sur-Seine) 

This class will meet on Thursdays, October 27 and November 3, 10, and 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On the first day of class, please make your way to the check-in cart located in front of Ellsworth Kelly’s Blue, Green, Red to have your digital ticket scanned. Education staff will greet you and guide you to the education center lecture room located in the Lower Level of the Stent Family Wing.  

For more information, please email lifelonglearning@high.org or call 404-733-5034. 

About Your Instructor 

Maria P. Gindhart is associate professor of art history and associate dean of the College of the Arts at Georgia State University. She has published and presented on representations of prehistoric humans produced during the French Third Republic; on art displayed in, as well as postcards depicting, the Jardin des Plantes Menagerie in Paris; and on various aspects of the 1931 International Colonial Exposition. She received her BA in art history and French from Bowdoin College and her MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. 





Banner Image: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), Katherine Seney Simpson (Mrs. John W. Simpson), 1902-1903, marble, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, gift of Mrs. John W. Simpson, 1942.5.16.