Auguste Rodin Exhibit at Monterey Museum of Art
- When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Where: Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific, Monterey
- Cost: Free - $10
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Art (ongoing), Art (opening)
Look closely, and there's more than a brilliant resemblance to the human form in Rodin's sculpted figures: The deep and textured pockets along their sinewy limbs and expressive faces create a place for light and shadow to play, potentially casting the work in either a dreamy or imposing light. This show, "Light and Shadow," features works by one of the world's most important sculptors and is nothing short of a coup for the museum. It's also a fresh intellectual take on the classic, ruminating figures etched widely into our visual memories. The opening features tours with Ted Wells, L.A.-based architect and art history author. Or join The Thinker for a rare photo opp, or follow flashlights for a mysterious take on the play of shadows in Rodin's work. And even with all this education, there's still the simple human power of art to move: Museum staffers said they were getting the chills as sculptures were being unloaded from crates. [SR]
11am-5pm Thu July 5 soft opening; 6-8pm opening, Fri July 13; museum hours 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun; exhibit July 5-Oct. 21. Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. $10/nonmembers; free/members plus guest in addition to regular museum admission, $10/adults; $5/students, military; free/children 12 and under. 372-5477, www.montereyart.org.