Rodin Museum – The repository of the largest collection of works by Auguste Rodin outside of Paris features treasures such as The Gates of Hell and a bronze caste of The Thinker. The surrounding gardens are also a great place to find artistic inspiration. Guests pay what they wish to explore. 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 763-8100, rodinmuseum.org
Rodin Museum Gardens – Movie-theater magnate, philanthropist and Rodin collector Jules Mastbaum, known for his eye for elegance, hired architects Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber to create this jewel box museum. The venue’s intimate settings are perfect for taking in the extensive Rodin collection, the largest outside Paris. Visitors seem to enjoy the front garden’s reflecting pool and tapestry of Japanese Ilex, shrubs and colorful flowers—some dating back to the 1920s—as much as they do The Thinker and Eternal Springtime.
The biggest collection of works by Auguste Rodin outside of Paris include treasures like The Gates of Hell and a bronze cast of The Thinker. The museum’s encompassing gardens are also a fantastic place to discover artistic inspiration.