Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections

January 28 - April 25

The Rosen Galleries

 "Head of Shade with Two Hands" by Auguste Rodin
"Head of Shade with Two Hands" Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) 

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a pivotal figure is celebrated as the greatest sculptor of the 19th century. His work influenced many sculptors in Europe and America and his students carried forward his beliefs in sculpture into the 20th century. Forty-five works from the prestigious Cantor Collections, including portraits, full figures, torsos, fragments, and reliefs will fill the Rosen Galleries at Brookgreen Gardens, bringing the work of this great master to South Carolina's coast.

Some of his best-known sculptures are represented such as Balzac, figures from The Burghers of Calais, and maquettes from The Gates of Hell. His work represents a crucial transition to the modernism of the 20th century, which influenced many sculptors in Europe and America. His sculpture, The Thinker, is one of the most recognized works in sculpture. Rodin created many iconic works that altered the way traditional sculpture was perceived and set the stage for many modern sculptors to come.


Rodin hand
"Large Left Hand of a Pianist" Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) 

This exhibition has been organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

Presenting Sponsors:  

Laura and Winston Hoy
Jeanne and Joe Mize

Bronze Sponsors:            

Hal and Margaret Holmes

Figure Sponsors:             

Carolina Cool          
First Citizens Bank
Gay Dolphin
Lakewood Camping Resort

Supporting Sponsors:    

Elaine and Kenneth Trousdell       
The Curator’s Circle

Thursdays in March and April come enjoy "Dinner a la Art," an after-hours experience to view the blockbuster exhibition, Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams – Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections. Each Thursday, between March 2 – April 20, Brookgreen will remain open until 8 p.m. to offer visitors a chance to view the exhibit and have dinner at Brookgreen’s on-site Harvest Restaurant.
Dinner reservations are suggested. 


Hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily

For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen. Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days

Children 3 and under: Free

Children 4-12: $12

Adults 13-64: $22

Seniors 65 & Over: $20


1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island on South Carolina's Hammock Coast