RALEIGH, N.C. -- Festival Rodin, expected to be one of the largest
visitor draws for the arts in North Carolina, is about to get under
Festival Rodin is a 17-week celebration of arts and culture in
the Research Triangle area to mark the exhibition of "Rodin
Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection and
Additional Works" at the North Carolina Museum of Art, April 16 to
This is the largest Rodin exhibition ever in the Southeast and
the most comprehensive treatment of the sculptor's work in the U.S.
in two decades, according to museum officials.
It offers the opportunity to see works such as "The Kiss," "The
Thinker" and "The Hand of God."
Cynthia Dopko, the museum's tour coordinator, said that exhibit
tickets for 10 or more persons cost $5.50 per day (vs. $7.50
general admission) and include a guided tour only for groups with
reservations for 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. Tours in April and May are booked
Otherwise, groups pay the same price, but take a self-guided
tour. A reservation for daily admission is necessary for all
individuals and groups.
For individuals, Festival Rodin is tied in with a Super Pass
that includes discounts for museums, 11 performing arts venues and
shopping savings. The pass, developed by the Greater Raleigh
Convention and Visitors Bureau, is valid throughout the 17-week
Museum participants are the North Carolina Museum of Art;
Exploris; the new North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' "In
the Dark" exhibition in Raleigh, and the Museum of Life and Science
Super Pass holders also get 10% off at select performing arts
venues and museum shops.
The Festival Rodin Super Pass costs $15 for those 12 years of
age and older; $5 for ages 4 to 11.
Regular admission to the four museums alone exceeds $25.
Phone: (877) NC-RODIN.
Greater Raleigh CVB
Phone: (800) 849-8499