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Feeling the heat this summer? Try spending the day at “The Gates of Hell.” Summer interns Liz DaCrema and Katie Shulman and associate conservator Kate Cuffari recently completed the annual cleaning of Rodin’s monumental sculpture at the Rodin Museum.

The Gates of Hell,” modeled 1880–1917 by Auguste Rodin, cast 1926–28 by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris 

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Our Milton Fine Curatorial Fellow writes about a work in our hand-painted pop gallery:

Walking through the seventh floor galleries, I rarely passed by Andy Warhol’s Dance Diagram [2] (Fox Trot: “The Double Twinkle-Man), 1962, without seeing someone attempting to Fox Trot. It is not often I see people dancing in museums, but that is precisely what interested me about this particular piece. For a painting hung in a static manner, I found this level of viewer engagement unusual. Looking down the gallery at another painting, Typewriter [2], I did not see viewers attempting to type, nor when I looked at Telephone did I see viewers taking a call. The paintings were completed in 1961 and 1962, respectively; thus, Warhol would have been working on these during the same time as Dance Diagram. I wondered what it was about this work that compelled people to dance. …

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In Europe from the 1500s to the early 1700s, fascination with notable works of art, natural wonders, and objects of scientific ingenuity was explored through the creation of encyclopedic collections. This painting,“ Allegory of Sight” by Jan Brueghel the Younger, shows how art collections were assembled to reflect both the wealth and the learning of their owners. Share what you collect, using #ICollectBecause, to win incredible prizes.

Allegory of Sight (Venus and Cupid in a Picture Gallery),” 1660, by Jan Brueghel the Younger

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Keith Haring. Three Figures Dancing (1989) Enamel on Acrylic.

Installation at the de Young Museum. Golden Gate Park. San Francisco. Ca

July 30. 2015

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