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Remembering Rodin

Auguste Rodin, Eve, 1882. Purchased 1959 with Lindsay Buick Bequest funds.
26 Jan 2019 to 24 Mar 2019
26 January 2019 to 24 March 2019
From Te Papa to Tauranga, 'Remembering Rodin' features New Zealand's most significant sculpture by Auguste Rodin, 'Eve', dating back to 1882.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Free, donations appreciated
Tauranga Art Gallery
108 Willow Street, Tauranga
Bay of Plenty


From Te Papa to Tauranga, Remembering Rodin features the bronze sculpture Eve; by Auguste Rodin, dating back to 1882.

Accompanying Rodin’s sculpture is a large, opulent porcelain vase, presented to the New Zealand Services by the Prime Minister of France and a friend of Rodin, Georges Clemenceau in 1919.

French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is one of the world’s most famous artists whose work had a huge influence on modern art, setting the scene for 20th-century modernism. Among his most well-known works are The Age of Bronze (1876), The Thinker (1880) and The Kiss (1882).

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience his legacy in person and admire an example of his work that has been appreciated by fellow artists, experts, scholars and connoisseurs for many years.

This exhibition has been developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Principal Exhibition Partner: Venetta Miles Trust

Written by

Tauranga Art Gallery

1 Feb 2019