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he six Rodin statues of the Burghers of Calais that for years had
been separated in different locations on campus have been reunited as
their creator intended.
"Rodin wanted the sculpture to be at street level and for the citizens
of Calais to be able to mingle with their ancestors," said Thomas
Seligman, director of the Stanford Museum of Art. The statues will be
grouped in a rough oval in Memorial Court at the front of the Main Quad.
The installation of the newly united burghers is part of a large-scale
renovation of the museum, scheduled to be reopened in early 1999.
Also under way are changes in lighting and landscaping in the Rodin
Sculpture Garden, as well as the installation of the Three
Shades, another Rodin work.
The Stanford University Museum of Art re-opens
January 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual
Arts. In the interim, visit their website: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/SUMA.
For a video of the sculptures,