Museu de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil. Alexander Calder. October–November 1948. Originated from Ministério da Educação e Saúde, Rio de Janeiro.Solo Exhibition
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Ministerio da Educaçao e Saude. Alexander Calder. Exhibition catalogue. 1948. Texts by Henrique E. Mindlin, André Breton, and Nancy Cunard; reprinted texts by Jean-Paul Sartre and James Johnson Sweeney.Solo Exhibition Catalogue
Lessa, Elsie. “Calder, o artista criancão.” O Globo, 20 September 1948.Newspaper
“Calder Apresenta-se ao Público do Brasil.” O Globo, c. September 1948.Newspaper
Calder accepts Mindlin’s invitation to visit Brazil.
Calder and Louisa arrive in Rio de Janeiro.
The Ministerio da Educaçao e Saude presents “Alexander Calder.” The catalogue includes “Les Mobiles de Calder” by Sartre, “Alexander Calder” by Mindlin, and statements by Breton, Nancy Cunard, and Sweeney.
Museu de Arte, São Paulo, Brazil, presents “Alexander Calder.”
The Calders embark from Rio de Janeiro for the United States.
Galerie Louis Carré, Paris. Alexander Calder: Mobiles, Stabiles, Constellations. 25 October–16 November 1946.
Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York. Alexander Calder. 9–27 December 1947.
Ministério da Educação e Saúde, Rio de Janeiro. Alexander Calder. September 1948.
New Gallery, Charles Hayden Memorial Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Calder. 5 December 1950–14 January 1951.
Calder had a major show in 1946 at Galerie Louis Carré in Paris for which Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a seminal essay. He designed sets and costumes for a number of theatrical performances and designed a huge acoustic ceiling for the Aula Magna auditorium at Universidad Central de Venezuela. In 1952, Calder represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, winning the grand prize for sculpture.