The Foundation is pleased to support Calder: Hypermobility at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This extraordinary exhibition focuses on the breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder, and is the result of a unique collaboration between members of the Calder family and the Calder Foundation, together with the Whitney Museum.
Visitors to the exhibition are provided a rare opportunity to experience Calder’s works as he intended – set in motion. Important pieces not seen publicly in recent memory are on view, including newly restored works that will be activated for the first time in more than fifty years. Calder’s sculptures operate in highly sophisticated ways, ranging from gentle rotations to uncanny gestures and, at times, trigger a sequence of percussive sounds. Whitney staff will activate the work throughout the day so visitors can enjoy these important works in motion, as they were meant to be appreciated.
(Calder: Hypermobility is on view at the Whitney Museum of the American Art from June 9-October 23, 2017)