This museum is the largest collection of works by Auguste Rodin outside of Paris. As an artist, Rodin mainly focused on sculpture, although the museum also contains some of his drawings, prints, letters and books.
Jules Mastbaum, an influential person in the movie theater business, donated these works to Philadelphia after he had begun collecting them in 1923. The museum was inaugurated on November 29, 1929. Even though Mastbaum did not live to see the final result of his work, his wife was there to commemorate the event.
The museum contains one of his best known works - The Thinker. Other famous works that can be found there include The Kiss, The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais.
The museum offers guided tours, which are free after a $3 suggested museum admission price.