Rodin in Lewes

Lewes Town Hall: 5 June – 30 October 1999

Rodin’s world famous sculpture The Kiss, an international icon and one of our most loved national art treasures, is now owned by the Tate Gallery. It was generously lent to Lewes, its original home, as the centrepiece in a unique and phenomenally popular exhibition. The show included other Rodin sculptures (from the Musée Rodin and the Victoria and Albert Museum) on the theme of inter-relating figures. As research into the linked histories of Rodin, Lewes resident E.P. Warren (who commissioned the piece) and his colleague, John Marshall developed, the wider significance of their story and the sculpture’s connection to the town was recognised by academics and art institutions.