Paris’ world class ‘Rodin: Evolution of a Genius’ exhibit to debut at the VMFA

Posted at 12:04 AM, Nov 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-21 08:22:17-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Friday nights, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has become a sweet place to be.

Young folks socialize in the cafe. Slightly older museum friends take dance lessons.

But this Friday night marked the special opening viewing of the Rodin exhibition, another milestone in the VMFA's steady evolution into becoming one of the finest museums in the nation.

It contains more than 200 pieces in an amazing collection that traces the evolution of the Parisian many believe to be the world's greatest sculptor. Many of the pieces have never left Paris before, and Richmond is one of three museums worldwide to host the exhibit.

And this, right after the city that spawned the artist and the works suffered its worst terror attack in recent history.

CBS 6's Mark Holmberg joined those at the opening, and saw some faces he recognized.

Check out his video report.

The new VMFA exhibit "Rodin: Evolution of a Genius” will open for the public on Saturday, Nov. 21. For more information about the Rodin click here.