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RODIN’S INTENT



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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. Placing the Burghers of Calais "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, see http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/report/news/june10/rodinvideo.html

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