The Calder Foundation’s archive is now online, illuminating the American sculptor’s art and life in an unprecedented way.
How Alexander Calder Made Modern Art Move
In the second volume of a definitive biography, the art critic Jed Perl recalls how the innovative artist revolutionized sculpture.
A Map of Alexander Calder’s New York
Today, on the anniversary of the artist’s death, we chart a few New York spots that were meaningful to Calder — from Greenwich Village to the Upper East Side, and some zip codes in between.
A Creative Colony of Modernists in Coastal France
The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen’s display of artists living and working independently, but together, reinforces the modernist commitment to internationalist values.
The Making of a Modernist in the First-Ever Biography of Alexander Calder
Jed Perl makes the case that Calder was both an avant-gardist and a populist.
The Violent Forms of Alexander Calder And Cady Noland
The dialogue among four works — two by each artist — suggests a dissonant string quartet as each piece asserts its distinctive timbre and range.
Watch Alexander Calder’s Kinetic Sculptures in Rarely Activated Motion
Watch Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures in rare activations through videos shared by the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Jill Magid Takes a Calder Mobile for a Spin at the Whitney Museum
Magid will activate one of Calder’s standing mobile sculptures whose base and top were mismatched and separated in the 1960s.
Perpetuating the Idea that Modernism Triumphed by Appropriating “Tribal” Art
For all the scholarly expertise employed, an exhibition at Almine Rech Gallery comes off as an exasperating magical negro narrative.
Amid a Challenging, Changing City, SFMOMA Reopens with Global Aspirations
SAN FRANCISCO — After a three-year closure, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) reopens to the public on May 14.
A New Documentary Champions the Photographer Who Captured Wright, Calder, and Nevelson
Photographers who shoot the work of famous artists are rarely celebrated in their own right, but a new documentary shifts the focus onto the man responsible for some of the most iconic images we have of Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, and Louise Nevelson.
Revisiting Postwar American Art in Paris
PARIS — During springtime in Paris, one frequently meets beaming American newlyweds on their honeymoon.