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Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center offers a fresh look at Rodin – the modern man

The Cantor Arts Center is celebrating the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death with a new exhibition of the French sculptor’s extraordinary work. The exhibition opens Sept. 15.

If ingenuity is the lifeblood of Silicon Valley, then it’s entirely fitting that French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) is so closely associated with the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, which is marking the centenary of Rodin’s death with a new presentation of his sculptures. Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body spans three galleries and features nearly 100 Rodin sculptures…

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Behind-the-scenes look at Rodin reinstallation

The average exhibition takes one to two years of planning before opening to the public and the Cantor Art Center’s new envisioning of its Rodin collection is no exception. From fabrication to painting to lighting, it truly takes a well-organized team to pull off an exhibition of this magnitude. This video shares an inside look…

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Rodin’s hand sculptures diagnosed as part of exhibit

Eight of the 10 Rodin hand sculptures on display in a new exhibit have been diagnosed for malformations and diseases by a School of Medicine hand surgeon.

One of the sculptures has been “repaired” using virtual surgery by the techies in the school’s Division of Clinical Anatomy. And with the help of more digital wizardry, viewers can see virtual blood and bone in the bronze hands. Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology and Surgery, which runs April 9 through Aug. 3 at Stanford’s…

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