The Paine Art Center and Gardens Largest Installation of Sculptures

The Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh, Wisconsin welcomes a new installation throughout the mansion - Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams. This exhibition is one of the most extensive collection of sculptures by August Rodin that has ever been displayed in Wisconsin. Rodin is also the largest installation of sculptures presented in the Paine Art Center's history!

Open daily from 10am - 4pm, reservations are recommended and can be made online here.

Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams Exhibition

About the Exhibition

Celebrated as the greatest sculptor of the modern era, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) powerfully revived the ancient art form of bronze sculpture. With works like The Thinker and The Gates of Hell, he breathed new emotional life into the human figure as never seen before.

In Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams / Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, visitors can immerse themselves in the works of this artistic giant through more than 40 examples of the artist’s bronzes, including nine monumental statues. The exhibition focuses on Rodin’s use of the figure to explore facets of the human condition and on the sculptural processes for modeling and casting.

Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams is the largest installation of sculptures in the Paine’s history as well as one of the most extensive exhibitions of works by Rodin ever shown in Wisconsin. The title of the exhibition comes from Rodin himself, who said that artworks “open before us an enchanted land of contemplation and dreams.”


Visit the Paine

The exhibition will be ran from June 17, 2023 to October 3, 2023 located in the Main Gallery and throughout the Paine's many rooms. Come see this exhibition from 10:00am-4:00pm daily. Admission includes viewing the mansion, gardens, and art exhibition “Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams.”

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