Auguste Rodin, Bust of Jean Baptiste Rodin, bronze, 16 1/8” x 11 1/4” x 9 1/2”, Executed: 1860; cast: Musée Rodin 2/12, 1980. Collection Iris Cantor.

Auguste Rodin, Bust of Jean Baptiste Rodin, bronze, 16 1/8” x 11 1/4” x 9 1/2”, Executed: 1860; cast: Musée Rodin 2/12, 1980. Collection Iris Cantor.

Last year artGuide art news blog featured the David McCune International Art Gallery's exhibit featured Rodin (see below).  In 2017 The David McCune International Art Gallery in Fayetteville, North Carolina is presenting art collectors with a photography exhibit featuring Early Photography - Impressions to Modernism.  Bringing   together the top historic photographers in art, this exhibits runs through April 8th. 

Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime.  Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections.

Since 2010, the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University has been Fayetteville, North Carolina’s premier art venue, where traveling exhibitions, fine art on loan from collections throughout the world, and work by Methodist University students are displayed. Free parking including handicapped parking is available and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Three of the gallery’s recent shows were Igneous Expressions, a collection of glass art by twenty-six western North Carolina artists including work by Harvey Littleton, considered the father of American studio glass; Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection, a selection of 40 plates, bowls, pitchers, vases, and plaques created in Vallauris, France; and Testament, a collection of photographs and writing by the award winning photojournalist Chris Hondros that document coverage of military conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan, the West Bank, Iraq, Liberia, Egypt, and Libya.

Beginning in spring 2016, the gallery will host a traveling exhibition made available through the generosity of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, which provides philanthropic leadership in medicine and the arts, with a special focus on the work of the sculptor Auguste Rodin and his contemporaries.  During the last four decades, more than ten million visitors throughout the world have viewed work that the Foundation has loaned.

The upcoming exhibition is entitled Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime.  It features seventeen works in bronze by Rodin, including depictions of Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Gustav Mahler, Claude Lorrain, Chilean General Lynch Solo de Zaldivar, and Pope Benedict XV as well as portraits of Rodin by Edward Steichen, John Tweed, and Paul Paulin. The show also includes many of Rodin’s most admired pieces—from an early bust of his father to his Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose, critically-praised works that span Rodin’s long career and demonstrate his remarkable legacy in sculpture.

Auguste Rodin, Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose, one piece mask and bronze base, 18 1/4” x 7 3/8” x 6 1/2”, Executed: 1863-64; cast: Musée Rodin 12/12, 1979. Collection Iris Cantor.

Auguste Rodin, Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose, one piece mask and bronze base, 18 1/4” x 7 3/8” x 6 1/2”, Executed: 1863-64; cast: Musée Rodin 12/12, 1979. Collection Iris Cantor.

The gallery will offer guided “touch tours” to allow visually impaired visitors to experience some of the sculptures—texture, shape, angle, size, and volume—with their hands. With spoken descriptions offered by trained docents and gloves provided by the gallery, visitors will experience the tactile nuances of Rodin’s work. Gallery staff will extend special invitations to K-12 school groups and to organizations serving the visually impaired.

The exhibit in opens on February 11th, 2016, with a reception at 6:00 PM and a lecture at 7:00 PM by Judith Sobol, Executive Director of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, and runs until May 7th.

Gallery hours are 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thursdays, and noon to 4:00 PM Saturdays. The Gallery will be closed Sundays, Mondays, and March 25th and 26th. Admission to the Rodin exhibition is free.

Where:
David McCune International Art Gallery
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC
Contact: Silvana M. Foti, Exe. Dir.
910.425.5379 / 910.630.7000
info@DavidMcCuneGallery.org