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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

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

Image: 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