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Grantee: Jundt Art Museum

Project Title: Truth, Form, and Life – Sculpture by Auguste Rodin from the Cantor Collections
Year awarded: 2018, Round 1

The prohibitive cost of high profile, national traveling exhibitions makes them an unusual catch for Spokane. This special collection, organized by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, presents 22 of Rodin’s most important bronzes modeled between 1860 and 1910. The SAGA selection panel would not miss the opportunity to assist in bringing this work to the region.

Jundt Art Museum Director and Curator, Paul Manoguerra, writes: “At the peak of his career, Auguste Rodin was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo.  Rejecting 19th-century academic traditions that dictated what was “proper” in art, Rodin used sculpture made from hard marble and bronze to convey the vitality of the human spirit.”
The Rodin exhibition will open with a free public reception on the evening of Friday, September 7, 2018, and remain open until January 5, 2019. For every exhibition, the Jundt Art Museum directly invites art, history, and other teachers in K-12 from throughout the area to arrange a guided tour for their respective students. “Truth, Form, and Life” is expected to reach approximately 10,000 visitors.

The Jundt Art Museum has a 23-year history of providing quality art exhibitions to the Gonzaga, Spokane, and Inland Northwest communities. The Museum is always free of charge.