Deep Dive Opening Day, Rodin: Transforming Sculpture

Saturday, May 14 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

Join us to explore the life and work of Auguste Rodin, the eminent French sculptor who broke away from the traditions of the 19th century and heralded many 20th-century innovations. Discover his sources of inspiration and how his process influenced a new generation of artists. Programs include a conversation with curators, art making and a performance in East India Marine Hall by a string quartet from the New England Philharmonic. Made possible by the Lowell Institute.

Noon-2 pm

Drop-in Art Making
Gestural Figure Drawing
Atrium

Gesture drawing captures the rhythm, motion and flow of an action. Even stationary poses can look dynamic. Try your hand at drawing a series of poses by dance artist Sarah Slifer Swift. Artist and fine arts professor Stacy Thomas-Vickory leads this program.

1-2 pm

Presentation The Life and Work of Auguste Rodin
Morse Auditorium
Tickets available day of event

Join Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, coordinating curator of Rodin: Transforming Sculpture and The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Deputy Director, as she explores the life and work of Auguste Rodin, the eminent French sculptor who broke from traditions of the 19th century and heralded many 20th-century innovations. Hartigan shares Rodin’s sources of inspiration and his radical processes.

1-4 pm

Drop-in Artmaking
Accidental Artmaking
Atrium

One of the ways that Auguste Rodin changed the language of sculpture was by playing with accident and emphasizing the act of creating rather than completing a work of art. Artist and educator Melanie Blood guides you in creating your own accidental art by manipulating watercolors in motion.

3-4 pm

Concert
Rodin’s Playlist: Music of Beethoven, Gluck, Chopin and Handel. A concert with commentary
East India Marine Hall
Seating is first-come, first-served

Music was an indispensable element in Auguste Rodin’s life, and profoundly affected his creative process. In this concert, the New England Philharmonic Chamber Players pays homage to Rodin by exploring the music he cherished.

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Website

https://pem.org/calendar/event/1488-de…

Cost

Adults $18; Seniors $15; Students $10. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.

 

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