There is a story behind every kiss...

This winter, join us in Ipswich for East Anglia’s once in a lifetime landmark exhibition, Kiss & Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture
Kiss & Tell Sculpture
Kiss & Tell typographic logo

CHRISTCHURCH MANSION, IPSWICH
24 NOVEMBER 2018 – 28 APRIL 2019

Discover the tale behind the lovers in Auguste Rodin’s iconic life-size marble sculpture The Kiss and the work of literature that inspired it, Dante’s Inferno from The Divine Comedy. This monumental artwork, on loan from the Tate, is a significant piece in the history of sculpture.

Photograph of Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

François Auguste René Rodin (known as Auguste Rodin) was a French sculptor born in Paris in 1840. Relatively unknown at first, his reputation grew and he became a significant sculptor of the era, and is considered by many to be the originator of modern sculpture.

Christchurch Mansion

Situated in the stunning surroundings of Christchurch Park, this Tudor mansion boasts 500 years of history and is one of Suffolk’s most treasured buildings.

Upcoming Events

Get a unique insight into the exhibition through talks by the curators and academics, or try your hand at sculpting. Our programme of events will supplement and enrich your experience of the exhibition.

Sketch pencils on top of a blank sketch book
December – april

Sketch Sundays

On the first Sunday of the month, be inspired by art and use the gallery space to draw, write or create your own response to the sculpture on display.
Kiss & Tell sculpture
12 dec 2019

Curator’s Introduction

Discover more about Kiss & Tell with this private, bespoke tour led by the lead curator responsible for the exhibition’s creation, development and display.

Visiting the Exhibition

ADDRESS

Christchurch Mansion

Soane Street

Ipswich IP42BE

DATES

24 November 2018 - 28 April 2019

exhibition hours

Tue - Sat: 10am - 4pm

Sun: 11am - 4pm

 

Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion

Visiting the Exhibition

ADDRESS

Christchurch Mansion

Soane Street

Ipswich IP42BE

DATES

24 November 2018 - 28 April 2019

exhibition hours

Tue - Sat: 10am - 4pm

Sun: 11am - 4pm

 

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