Art and Controversy in Philadelphia
The Rodin Museum Entrance and The Thinker
Make your way over to the entrance of The Rodin Museum on your right.
You’ll likely recognize one of the most famous pieces of sculpture in the world, The Thinker.
Stop for a moment to have a look at it.
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It was originally meant to be a sculpture of the poet Dante. But like many artists, some of Rodin’s pieces evolved over time. Instead, The Thinker became a symbol to demonstrate the struggle of man to understand the human condition.
The Thinker is actually an enlarged copy of a figure Rodin originally sculpted for his famous Gates of Hell, which we'll see shortly.
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When you're ready, walk through the gates located behind The Thinker.
Continue into the garden, and follow the path to the right.