Vive la Rodin

The Rodin Museum reopens this weekend after months of careful restoration work. Back in May I got a peek inside during the tail end of the restoration process and this morning I passed through again as part of a press preview. The building’s careful conservation aimed to fully restore the galleries to their original appearance, as conceived by Paul Cret. Everything looks refreshed, but the experience is thoroughly familiar – even if some sculptures have moved. Here’s what the Rodin Museum looks like today:

The library’s herringbone-patterned wood floor has a richer tone now, the terrazzo is far less grungy and cracks have been repaired. The paint and decorative plasterwork have come alive. Plus, the outdoor sculptures are back in their

Here’s what the Rodin Museum looked like last summer:

The Rodin Museum reopens to the public Friday, July 13.

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