Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
21 November 2021–29 May 2022
Exploring Calder’s enduring influence on contemporary art, Calder Now presents more than twenty of his sculptures alongside works by ten prominent contemporary artists: Olafur Eliasson, Žilvinas Kempinas, Simone Leigh, Ernesto Neto, Carsten Nicolai, Aki Sasamoto, Roman Signer, Monika Sosnowska, Sarah Sze and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
31 October 2021–30 January 2022
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
This exhibition explores the resonances between these two seminal figures of twentieth-century art and reveals a key connection: the exploration of the void, or the absence of space, which each artist defined in his own way, from the figure through to abstraction. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the third and final American venue for the show, which debuted at the Musée national Picasso-Paris in 2019.
14 March 2021–15 January 2022
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
This exhibition explores Calder’s work through the lens of his connection with MoMA, from his first appearance in a group show of 1930 to his iconic mobile Lobster Trap and Fish Tail, commissioned for the museum’s stairway in 1939, to his major 1943–44 retrospective, organized by James Johnson Sweeney and Marcel Duchamp—and beyond.
22 August 2021–13 February 2022
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Inaugurating the newly restored Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, this major solo exhibition focuses on Calder’s smallest and largest works. An iconic example of Mies van der Rohe’s architectural style, the building has an austere minimalism that makes it an ideal counterpart to Calder’s monumental sculpture. The eighteen-foot-tall Têtes et queue (1965) has stood in dramatic symbiosis with the structure since the late 1960s.
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Three large-scale stabiles are installed among the rolling hills of Storm King, two of which are on loan from the Calder Foundation.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
One of the two tower galleries in the museum’s I.M. Pei-designed East Building boasts the world’s largest permanent display of works by Calder, including several long-term loans from the Calder Foundation.
Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy
Calder’s friend, the critic Giovanni Carandente, donated a large portion of his personal collection to establish a modern art gallery in Spoleto’s Palazzo Collicola in 2000. Included is a permanent installation of Calder’s work and a maquette for the city’s monumental stabile Teodelapio, which the artist executed in 1962.