The Return of Rodin's The Kiss
14 February to 10 August 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.
18 January to 24 April 2014
Notions of love and the embrace have fascinated artists across the centuries. This exhibition, the second in the newly reopened Art Gallery and Museum, will explore the work of artists of the 20th century and onwards whose work hints at their fascination with the human embrace.
Depicted through a range of media including painting, sculpture, photography and film, the exhibition will include work by Jacob Epstein, Marc Chagall, Eileen Agar, Gilbert and George, Charlie Murphy, Kenneth Armitage, Emma Critchley, Chris Ofili, David Inshaw and Eileen Cooper on loan from national museums, galleries and private collections.