Methodist University Hosts Free Rodin Exhibition

"Rodin: Portraits of Lifetime" features 17 bronze sculptures at David McCune International Gallery through May 7

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University welcomes an exhibition from Auguste Rodin, one of the most well known and respected artists in the world. "Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime: Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation" includes 17 sculptures from Auguste Rodin, a 19th and early 20th century sculptor. His most famous works, including "The Thinker" are considered art treasures.

"I am confident that viewers will find this show's 17 bronze Rodin sculptures to be a stunning installation featuring works that span the artist's long career," Silvana Foti, David McCune International Art Gallery Director explained. "The exhibition includes Rodin's famous depictions of writers Victor Hugo and Honore de Balzac; of the musician Gustav Mahler, the artist Claude Lorrain and Pope Benedict XV. Also included in the show are portraits of Rodin by Edward Steichen, John Tweed and Paul Paulin."

The exhibition is available for viewing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.  Admission is free. "In other cities, you could expect to pay $20 to see such a fabulous display," said Foti.

The exhibition was made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. In addition, the exhibition received local financial assistance from the Cumberland County Tourism Development Authority and a sponsorship from Bryan Honda.

For more information on "Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime," or to schedule a group visit, contact Silvana Foti at 910-425-5379 or

Photos of the Exhibit on Opening Night, February 11th:

 The Rodin exhibition is one of many art exhibitions in Fayetteville this spring.  A sampling includes:
>  Through February 25: "Vandorn Hinnant: Explorer of Form and the Beauty of Number," at Fayetteville State University.
>  Through March 5:  "Romare Bearden: Beat of a Different Drum," at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.
>  March 7 – April 1: "Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas," at Fayetteville State University.

Here is a recap of all Fayetteville area art events through May 2016:


The David McCune International Art Gallery coordinates exhibitions of art by student, regional, national, and international artists, educating students and the public through a diverse representation of fine art.  Last spring, the gallery hosted "Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection." In fall 2013, the featured exhibit was "Igneous Expressions." It included works by contemporary glass artists including Harvey Littleton, John Littleton, Kate Vogel, and Mark Peiser. For more information go to


The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

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