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April 3rd, 1997
Rodin And Michelangelo Educational Program

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tours for school groups may be scheduled on Mondays during the run of the exhibition. Please call (215) 684-7582 for information.
Museum educators will visit nursing homes, hospitals and retirement centers. Please call (215) 684-7602 for information.
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.

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