Thinker Returns to Stanford: Rodin’s Icon of Introspection Returns From North Carolina After Republican Primary, Still Puzzled

Auguste Rodin’s iconic “The Thinker” returns to the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University after a two year loan on loan to the North Carolina Museum of Art. Stanford’s iteration, for years installed in front of the campus library until it went AWOL in 1998, is one of 12 authorized super-sized casts of the often-reproduced work, originally a central element from the Rodin’s Gates of Hell, possibly intended to represent the poet Dante, overseeing the Inferno he imagined.

also by Bill Davenport

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