Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum has the largest collection of Auguste Rodin’s works outside Paris, including bronze castings, plaster studies, drawings, prints, letters, and books. Open to the public in 1929, the museum houses 124 sculptures, including some of the artist's greatest works, such as The Thinker. On a school tour, students are led through the museum's galleries, with activities that emphasize a certain topic such as teaching them how to talk about art, the ways in which art reflects society, and ways of interpreting and understanding works of art from around the world. Homeschool groups can attend interactive lessons in which they examine drawings, paintings, and sculpture through a variety of activities.
 
Contact Info
Address: 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-763-8100. Email: visitorservices@philamuseum.org. Website: www.rodinmuseum.org. Hrs: Wed.-Mon. 10AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Cost: Fee. 
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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