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 was 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 provided visitors a rare opportunity to experience works set into motion by motors or air currents and further animated by touch, as Museum staff regularly activated the work throughout the day.