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.
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