Auguste Rodin’s iconic life-size marble sculpture The Kiss has gone down a storm in Ipswich.
On loan from the Tate as part of Kiss and Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture, this landmark exhibition is being hosted at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich from now until the newly-extended date of May 5th.
More than 3,000 visitors have been through the doors of the Ipswich Art Gallery this year to look at 100 pictures by women to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote.
The exhibition contains new artwork produced by community groups.
A significant piece in the history of sculpture, the Kiss is joined by several other Rodin sculptures on loan from the Tate and East Anglian museums.
Discover depictions of the body in its natural state and in movement, through sculptures and life drawings from the Ipswich collection, including works by Pre-Raphaelite sculptor Thomas Woolner, Ellen Mary Rope, Henry Moore, Maggi Hambling and Elisabeth Frink. On display together for the first time will be life drawings by John Constable, while artefacts from our World Cultures collection will show how bodies have been depicted across the world.
Admission is free.