Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mastbaum began collecting works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin with the intent of founding a museum to enrich the lives of his fellow citizens.
At his death in 1926, he had assembled the largest collection of Rodinís work outside Paris, including bronzes, plasters and marbles, as well as drawings, prints, letters and books.
Mastbaum commissioned French architects Paul Cret and Jacques Greber to design this museum building and formal garden, which were inaugurated on November 29, 1929.
Location. 39° 57.667′ N, 75° 10.467′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Benjamin Franklin Parkway near N 21st Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Thinker (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gates of Hell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Soldiers And Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francisco De Miranda (approx. Frank N. Piasecki (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Grand Cultural Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Home For Art (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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