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'The Thinker' Arrives In Raleigh

Posted April 11, 2001 10:57 a.m. EDT

— One of the most famous statues in the world is coming to Raleigh. Rodin's "The Thinker" arrived Tuesday at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Starting next April, the bronze statue will sit in the center of the museum's traffic circle.

"It's the universal image of thought," says museum employee David Steel. Steel describes the sculpture as very powerful and poignant.

The statue is part of the largest display of Rodin's work in the U.S. in nearly 20 years. The Rodin exhibit will feature 130 pieces of art.

The 7-foot tall statue was on display at the White House before it arrived in Raleigh.