Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor | Canadian restrospective of the artist opens in Montreal
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) presents the first Canadian retrospective of Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976), showcasing the full scope of the American artist who set art in motion. The exhibition sheds new light on Calder's works, as seen through the perspective of innovation. It runs September 21, 2018 to February 24, 2019.
Among the 150 objects are numerous works and documents rarely or never before on public display -- they have been specifically restored for the exhibition:
- The Brass Family (1929), sculptures on loan from the Whitney Museum of Art
- Kiki de Montparnasse (II) (1930), on loan from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
- White Panel (1936), on loan from the Calder Foundation;
- Red Gongs (1950), a mobile on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (pictured above)