Paris, France, a city inspired by romance and love, has more than one thing in common with our city of Brotherly Love. Both Philadelphia and Paris are home to a beautiful Rodin Museum (or Musée Rodin) and the two sites boast the largest collections of works by Auguste Rodin in the world. Check out this slideshow of pictures from the Musée Rodin in Paris!
Exterior renovations are currently underway at the Philadelphia Rodin Museum, which project partners hope will help reinvigorate the original 1929 design laid out by talented French architects, Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber. The goal of the Rodin Museum and Garden Landscape Rejuvenation Project is to capture an urban oasis, set off by Rodin’s nature-inspired sculptures, and to highlight the museum’s entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a cultural corridor that was actually modeled after Champs Élysées in Paris.
OLIN landscape architects along with project collaborators, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society are looking to finish the project by late summer 2011. If you were lucky enough to visit the Parks & Recreation exhibit at this year’s Flower Show, then you got a sneak peak of the type of enhancements that are in store for the museum and its surrounding gardens and landscapes.
Now that the weather is warmer, visit the reinvigorated Philadelphia Rodin Museum. Take advantage of this extraordinary blend of art, nature, and culture in your backyard and think of Paris!