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Alexander Calder 1898-1976

March 29 – July 12, 1998
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast, and Upper Level, North Bridge, and Outdoors

Alexander Calder, Black, White, and Ten Red, 1957, painted sheet metal and wir, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls © 2000 Estate of Alexander Calder/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 1996.120.3

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: The exhibition, which marked the centennial of the sculptor's birth, was the first major retrospective of Calder's work in the United States since his death in 1976. 198 sculptures, 5 related paintings, 24 items of jewelry, 31 works on paper, and 2 toys were presented. 3 monumental sculptures were displayed outside the East Building.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. The curator was Marla Prather, curator and head of the department of 20th-century art.

Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by GTE Corporation. United Airlines was the official carrier for the exhibition.

Attendance: 288,709

Catalog: Alexander Calder 1898-1976, by Marla Prather, chronology by Alexander S.C. Rower. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1998.

Brochure: Alexander Calder 1898-1976, by Isabelle Dervaux. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1998
Children's Guide: Alexander Calder 1898-1976, by Heidi Hinish. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1998.

Other Venues: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Calder, Alexander
American, 1898 - 1976