Whitney Museum of American Art

  • Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Hanging Spider, (c. 1940). Painted sheet metal and wire, 49 1/2 x 35 1/2in. (125.7 x 90.2 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Mrs. John B. Putnam Bequest 84.41 ©2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Digital Image @ Whitney Museum, N.Y.

  • Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Object with Red Discs, (1931). Painted steel rod, wire, wood and sheet aluminum. Overall (variable): 87 1/2 x 52 1/4 x 24 1/2 in. (222.3 x 132.7 x 62.2cm). Whiney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Mrs. Percy Uris Purchase Fund 86.49a-c © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph Jerry L. Thompson

  • Alexander Calder (1898-1976). The Arches, 1959. Painted steel, 106 x 107 1/2 x 87 in. (269.2 x 273.1 x 221 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Howard and Jean Lipman 82.44a-e © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph Jerry L. Thompson

  • Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Aluminum Leaves, Red Post, 1941. Painted Sheet Metal, 60 3/14 x 40 3/4 x 42 1/2 in. (154.3 x 103.5 x 108 cm). The Lipman Family Foundation, Inc. T.1996.7 © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph Jerry L. Thompson

The Whitney Museum of American Art is the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, presenting a full range of 20th century and contemporary work. Founded in 1930 by artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), the Museum has been collecting, preserving and exhibiting work by American artists for more than eighty years.

The JLGreene Foundation is pleased to support the exhibition, Calder: Hypermobility (June 9- October 23, 2017), an exciting view of the kinetic nature of the artist’s oeuvre.

Alexander Calder’s involvement with the Whitney Museum dates back to its earliest days. While the artist has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at the Museum, Calder: Hypermobility brings together key works and showcases newly restored, motorized sculptures which are being activated for the first time in many years.

Thanks to an unprecedented collaboration with the Calder Foundation, the exhibition provides visitors a rare opportunity to experience works set into motion by motors or air currents and further animated by touch, as Museum staff will be regularly activating the work throughout the day.