The Return of Rodin’s The Kiss

14 February – Late September 2014

Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss, returns to Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum 80 years after its initial display. Its display in 2014 celebrates the centenary of Rodin’s visit to Cheltenham. In 1914, Rodin accompanied his friend and biographer, Judith Cladel on a visit to see her sister in Cheltenham and during his stay he came to the Art Gallery & Museum. Then in 1933 Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum replied to an offer from the owner’s executors to have Rodin’s world famous sculpture on display in spite of the fact it had caused much controversy and had hardly been on display before.

Rodins The Kiss

Events Programme

Join in and take part in an exciting programme of activities, events and workshops organised to support Embrace.
Bookings from 6 January

Special Valentine’s Day Event

Friday 14 February
7 – 10.30pm

With works of art depicting images of love and Rodin’s sculpture The Kiss on display, The Wilson is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

Late Night Opening

Following in Rodin’s romantic footsteps, the evening takes on a French theme. Why not bring your loved one to see the exhibition, enjoy delicious French food and wine in the café and live performances of French music in a unique cultural setting.

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The Hunt for Rodin’s Hat Family Trail

14 February – 2 March

Free activity

Families will join together in this fun activity hunt around Cheltenham town centre for hats with clues about what could have happened to Rodin’s own hat.

Where did you get that Hat? Family Event

Wednesday 19 February
and Thursday 20 February
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm

A free drop-in event for all ages

Inspired by the myth that sculptor, Auguste Rodin left his hat behind in Cheltenham children and adults will make their own funky headwear in this creative drop in workshop.

Life Drawing Course for Adults

Saturday 22 March
10am – 4pm

Tickets £40

This one day taster workshop will introduce the basics of life drawing, exploring line and form with an unclothed model. Led by artist and teacher Viv Ayres. All creative materials provided. No lunch included.

Take Those Lips Away

Wednesday 26 March, 2pm
Thursday 27 March, 2pm
Friday 28 March, 2pm and 3pm

Free event

Come and enjoy this creative performance in response to the Embrace exhibition and Rodin’s The Kiss. The performance is devised by final year Performing Arts Students from University of Gloucestershire and directed by Gillian Yates.

Open Monday – Wednesday / Friday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.15pm. Thursday 9.30am – 7.45pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm.
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431