Elemental Calder

February 16, 2019–June 28, 2020

Floor 3

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission.

Alexander Calder (1898–1976) revolutionized sculpture by inviting the unseen physical forces to be elements of his work. Through a focused selection of sculpture, this exhibition explores the way the natural world, such as the movement of the sea and the swaying of the wind, provided subject matter and inspiration for many of Calder’s mobiles. As Jean-Paul Sartre once noted of his works, “One of Calder’s objects is like the sea and equally spellbinding: always beginning over again, always new.”

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