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Beautiful arranged original and casted Rodin pieces in a nice setting by the Art Center. Adan and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A great free(!) place to see Rodin sculptures at any time of day

The Rodin sculpture garden is a beautiful outdoor art site to visit. Even at night it is... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful arranged original and casted Rodin pieces in a nice setting by the Art Center. Adan and Eve and Meditations (with and without arms) caught our attention.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Rodin sculpture garden is a beautiful outdoor art site to visit. Even at night it is beautifully lit. Definitely a must see if you are in the area.

1  Thank MaryAnne K
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The garden is lovely set next to the Cantor Museum in the midst of tree-shaded Stanford Univ. campus. An excellent collection that you can visit and even picnic near. Plus, more Rodin inside the free museum too. It does get busy on weekends.

1  Thank Bart C
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The outdoor sculpture garden is a nice place to visit when you are out for a family bike ride. Even my teenage boys enjoyed it! If you have more time, go inside the museum next to the garden; it's free!

2  Thank Bonnie B
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside France. They provide additional interest to a visit to the Stanford campus, but not worth much time unless you are a Rodin scholar.

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed. Wonderfully displayed. A special place to visit and to see the genius of Rodin. Go inside to see more especially the huge Thinker.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Small sculpture garden but very impressive. Rodin’s Gate of Hell is the main attraction - an incredible piece of art.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Visit this sculpture garden at any time of the night or day. There are benches in the shade and picnic tables available. Parking is free after 4 PM and on weekends.

1  Thank KathrynAHall
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

This was such a pleasant surprise to discover, quite a collection of Rodin sculptures, wonderfully displayed and a great spot to take interesting photos.

1  Thank Paula W
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The Rodin Sculpture Garden contains a selection of 20 Rodin bronzes on the beautiful Stanford University campus. We visited the garden, which is free and open to the public, on a sunny spring Saturday afternoon. The garden is just outside the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The sculptures are stunning and laid out in a very meticulous pattern leaving plenty of space to fully appreciate each piece. We had a guided tour of the sculpture garden by a local expert (times on web site) and were encouraged to appreciate the close attention to detail given by Rodin to each figure, facial expression and curve of every limb. We spent quite a while admiring each piece, and were encouraged to touch the spectacular bronze pieces outside in the fresh air. Our favourite Rodin work is "The Thinker" (quite appropriate in a high-level academic institution!) and his "Burghers of Calais". The "Gates of Hell" are bronze doorways depicting scenes of Hades, in the style of Hieronymus Bosch' "Last Judgment", which is a bit scary, and fronted by "Adam" and "Eve". There are also numerous smaller pieces inside the adjacent Cantor Arts Center. There is an amazingly informal lack of rules and regulations about the sculpture garden, which is open at all hours with lighting for nighttime viewing, There are no guards there to direct people not to touch the sculptures; this is art for all people to enjoy, which happens so rarely in real life.

Thank John M
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