DaimlerChrysler Unveils “Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter” at the DIA

DaimlerChrysler Unveils “Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter” at the DIA
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“Fateful Encounter” captures one of the greatest love stories in the art world

Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 5, 2005 –

WHAT: DaimlerChrysler will unveil the “Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter” art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). In its first U.S. appearance, this collection features side-by-side comparisons of the art of Camille Claudel (1864–1943) and Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), whose remarkable sculptures helped shape the artistic legacy of turn-of-the-century Paris.

The exhibition includes Rodin’s and Claudel’s art prior to their meeting; work produced during their initially happy, then stormy relationship; and each one’s sculptures after their breakup. The exhibition also highlights some of Rodin’s most renowned late masterworks including “Balzac,” “The Burghers of Calais” and “The Thinker,” through studies in a range of media developed over many years.

The exhibition runs from Sunday, October 9, 2005, through Sunday, February 5, 2006, at the DIA.

WHO: Alan Darr, “Fateful Encounter” curator
Brian Glowiak, Vice President, DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund
Graham Beal, DIA Director

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2005
9 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue in the University Cultural Center
Detroit

DETAILS: Alan Darr and Graham Beal will take the media on a guided tour of the collection.

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