I finally put an end to commuting recently and am working remotely for good. With an extra 20+ hours per week not spent in the car or on the train, I’m hoping to get more sleep, get more exercise, and take more day trips. Billy and I will be moving again in less than a year (location unknown), so I want to take advantage of the interesting things around us before it is too late.
The most obvious place to explore is Philadelphia. My last work project was in Philly, but I never had time to do anything except work so I was excited to visit the Rodin Museum. The Rodin Museum is unique in that it features artwork by only one artist, the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. You might be familiar with one of his most famous works, The Thinker, who greets you as you approach the museum. The museum contains the largest collection of Rodin outside of Paris. There is also a formal garden around the museum that is quite lovely and displays several works as well.
Besides the sculptures, there are two things that I thought were great. First, there are sketch pads available for guests to have a seat and do some drawing. Second, there are iPads available that you can carry around and click on whatever piece you are looking at for details.
Rodin Museum / 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 / Admission: “Pay What You Wish” – Suggested: $10 for Adults