Mar 8 2012

Head of Pierre de Wissant at the Cleveland Museum of art


Auguste Rodin

Heroic Head of Pierre de Wissant, One of the Burghers of Calais, by Auguste Rodin at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Museum is one of the world’s most distinguished art museums and it’s free!

Here is some history on the museum from its website: “The museum opened on June 6, 1916 after many years of planning. Its creation was made possible by Cleveland industrialists Hinman B. Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley, all of whom bequeathed money specifically for an art museum, as well as by Jeptha H. Wade II, whose Wade Park property was donated for the site. The endowments established by these founders continue to support the museum. The original neoclassic building of white Georgian marble was designed by the Cleveland firm of Hubbell & Benes and was constructed at a cost of $1.25 million. Located north of the Wade Lagoon, it forms the focus of the city’s Fine Arts Garden.”


Today’s Quote: “We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.” – Alice Bloch