3 in 30: Myth, Metaphor, and Materials
Tue, Dec 8, 11–11:30 am & Thu, Dec 10, 6:30–7 pm | Meet at Visitor Services Desk
How did the differences between bronze, marble, and plaster affect Rodin’s artistic process? Join Twyla Kitts, Teacher Programs Educator, to discover the connections between material and meaning while considering how Rodin’s creations compare with other works made from the same materials. This talk is inspired by Rodin: Evolution of a Genius, on view through March 13.
3 in 30: Working from the Model
Tue, Jan 5, 11–11:30 am & Thu, Jan 7, 6:30–7 pm | Meet at Visitor Services Desk
In the artist’s studio, the term “model” can be used to describe several different objects or activities, from a three-dimensional figure shaped from clay or wax to a person hired to pose for the artist. Led by Kristie Couser, Curatorial Assistant for the Paul Mellon Collections, this gallery talk will explore how late 19th-century artists Antoine-Barye and Edgar Degas used models to aid in their sculptural practices. This talk is inspired by Rodin: Evolution of a Genius, on view through March 13.