Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
On View:
November 24, 2013-July 27, 2014
Resnick Pavilion
LACMA Presents the First Monographic Museum Exhibition of Alexander Calder in Los Angeles
Forty Years of Calder's Abstract Sculptures, Mobiles, Stabiles, and Maquettes are Represented in the Exhibition, Designed by Frank O. Gehry

LACMA presents Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, the first monographic presentation of Alexander Calder’s work in a Los Angeles museum. Taking as its compass the large-scale sculpture Three Quintains
(Hello Girls), a site-specific fountain commissioned by LACMA’s Art Museum Council in 1964 for the opening of LACMA’s Hancock Park campus, Calder and Abstraction brings together a range of nearly fifty abstract sculptures, including mobiles, stabiles, and maquettes for larger outdoor works, that span more than four decades of the artist’s career. The exhibition at LACMA is organized by LACMA’s senior curator of modern art Stephanie Barron and designed by Gehry Partners, LLP.