Collection Summary

Title:Rodin Museum Records

Date:1892-1991, n.d.

Creator(s):Rodin Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Extent:4 cubic feet


Repository:Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Abstract:The Rodin Museum, located on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, houses Philadelphian movie theater magnate and philanthropist Jules E. Mastbaum's exceptional collection of works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Mastbaum amassed the collection between 1923 and 1926 for the expressed purpose of founding a museum for the citizens of Philadelphia. The buiding was designed by noted architects Paul Philippe Cret and Jacques Greber between 1926 and 1929. The Rodin Museum is administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Records in this collection document the administration, maintenance, and renovation of the Rodin Museum.