Museum Trouble: Edwardian Fiction and the Emergence of Modernism

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The Ekphrastic Review. Adam, by Auguste Rodin, His left arm rests on his bent right leg; his right arm reaches back, as if gaining momentum for the release of some invisible object. The pose reminds me of the fifth-century Roman sculpture the Discus Thrower.

Museum Trouble: Edwardian Fiction and the Emergence of Modernism

And wipe that sad expression off his face. Adam is my neighbour at the Art Institute, where, as a volunteer, I sit at an information kiosk explaining to visitors how to find the American wing, or the Picassos, or the toilet.

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But then, Adam is all about toppling. Rodin originally sculpted the figure to be paired with Eve at a portal entitled The Gates of Hell, the Art Institute website explains. In any case, I was touched.

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Museums offer a charged space in which sparks of affinity leap between viewer and object. Watching these intense responses to art, I feel like a lucky witness to the best that human beings can be: curious, receptive, eager, kind. I even become a strange kind of confidante, to whom they trust their uncertainties.

Each question strikes me as complex and worth thinking about.

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But man, alas, is a fallen animal. I told her.