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Upcoming Exhibition

Kiefer Rodin

November 17, 2017 – March 12, 2018

Works by renowned contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer, created in response to sculptures and drawings by Auguste Rodin.
Anselm Kiefer. The Cathedrals of France (Auguste Rodin les Cathédrales de France), 2016. © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet

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About the Exhibition

In collaboration with the Musée Rodin in Paris, the Barnes Foundation presents Kiefer Rodin, an exhibition gathering new works by contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) and masterworks by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). 

Kiefer’s experimental responses to Rodin’s sculptures and drawings—crafted from unexpected materials like plaster, large paintings, and found objects—promote conversations between art old and new. Visitors will see how both artists capture the architecture of the human body and the drama of humanity in an exhibition of over 100 works. 

The exhibition will show at the Musée Rodin in Paris (March 14–October 22, 2017) before traveling to the Barnes.

Exhibition Organization

Musée Rodin: Véronique Mattiussi, curator; Sophie Biass-Fabiani and Hélène Marraud, co-curators

The Barnes Foundation: Sylvie Patry, deputy director for collections & exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator

With generous support from:
N. Judith Broudy
Marina Kellen French Foundation
Jane and Leonard Korman
Maribeth and Steven Lerner
Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan
Pincus Family Foundation
Lyn M. Ross
Keith L. and Katherine Sachs
Bruce and Robbi Toll

The exhibition catalogue is made possible with funding from the Gagosian Gallery. 

Additional support for the exhibition comes from contributors to the Barnes Foundation Exhibition Fund: 
John Alchin and Hal Marryatt
Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz
Lois and Julian Brodsky
Laura and Bill Buck
Joan Carter and John Aglialoro
Dan and Monica DiLella
Eugene and Michelle Dubay
Lisa D. Kabnick and John H. McFadden
Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest
Victoria McNeil Le Vine
Leigh and John Middleton
Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation 
Jeanette and Joe Neubauer
Kay and Michael Park
Michele Plante and Robert N. Wilson
Aileen and Brian Roberts
Adele and Harold Schaeffer
Katie and Tony Schaeffer
van Beuren Charitable Foundation
Kirsten White
A. Morris Williams, Jr.

Additional funding from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Exhibition Fund, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, The Rittenhouse Hotel, and other individual donors.