The Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto
Rico, will open a 7,000-square-foot satellite branch of the museum
on Nov. 15 on the third floor of San Juan's Plaza Las Americas,
considered the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean.
The debut of
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second venue in a shopping mall location, the museum
include the opening of "The Age of Rodin: Sculpture in France from
Romanticism to Modernism," an exhibit of 74 works by Auguste Rodin
in bronze, marble, plaster, terra-cotta and porcelain.
In addition, the
exhibit will include more than 50 works from artists who were
contemporaries of Rodin; it will run through next April.
CEO and director of MAP, said that the museum's new branch in San
Juan "will fulfill its mission of bringing the art to where it
belongs, close to the people."
According to museum
officials, there will be three major exhibits on display per year
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The Rodin exhibit,
which was on display in the Ponce Museum of Art from Sept. 8 to
Oct. 28, drew more than 11,000 visitors.
The Ponce museum
houses a collection of more than 3,000 pieces displayed among 14
galleries and includes numerous works by European artists such as
Diego Velazquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Thomas Gainsborough and
schedules, visit www.museoarteponce.org.
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