The “Obra Social La Caixa” in collaboration with the Ajuntament de Barcelona made it possible to bring the best and most notable Rodin sculptures to Barcelona.
The exhibition “Arte en la calle. Auguste Rodin en Barcelona”, displays seven sculptures from the Rodin Museum in Paris:
The Thinker (which the artist initially conceived to be part of the sculpture of the “Gates of Hell” but eventually became an independent statue) is acompanied by six studies. The six great men that form the “Monument to the Burghers of Calais“.
The objective of this street exhibition is to return the statues to the public spaces and with that, provoke a dialogue with the architecture and people.
Rodin probably would have like this, as he conceived his sculptures to be exhibited outdoors.
The seven monumental sculptures in the exhibition “Arte en la calle. Auguste Rodin en Barcelona” are installed on Rambla de Catalunya, between Consell de Cent street and Diputacion street. You can see them from December 18th 2009 to February 6th of 2010.
Stay in our Bed & Breakfast, we’re located at few blocks from this exposition.