Auguste Rodin would have been right at home at the Laguna College of Art & Design.
The school's emphasis on figurative art echoes Rodin's love affair with the human body, so where better to exhibit the sculptor's work for the first time in Orange County? The show opened to the public on Monday and a private reception was held Sunday.
"If Rodin were here today, attending his exhibition, LCAD is where he would choose to be teaching — in a figurative sculpture program that embraces his ideals of learning by working directly from the model," said LCAD President Jonathan Burke. "If he was here a little younger, say out of high school, and was looking for a figurative sculpture program, LCAD is where he would choose to study. We are one of three credited art colleges in the United States that has a solely figurative sculpture program."
Burke invited the reception guests to visit the school's sculpture garden and studio where faculty and student work is exhibited.