Calder and Abstraction: From Avant Garde to Iconic
10am-5pm, Except Mondays Sat, Sep 6, 2014 - Sun, Jan 4, 2015
Venue: Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
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Alexander Calder's abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th-century. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together over 40 of the artist's mobiles (kinetic metal works propelled by air) and stabiles (dynamic monumental sculptures) to explore how Alexander Calder introduced the visual vocabulary of the French Surrealists into the American vernacular.