Calder Foundation
Alexander Calder: les années parisiennes 1926–1933
18 March–20 July 2009Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Originated from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Curated by Brigitte Leal and Joan Simon, Alexander Calder: les années parisiennes 1926–1933 was the first comprehensive, critical look at the formative seven-year period when Calder, on his way to becoming one of the greatest American artists, discovered his own singular vocabulary while living and working among the international avant-garde. From his complex performative artwork Cirque Calder (1926–31) to his figurative wire sculptures and first abstractions, the show offered an unprecedented insight into Calder’s radical development.

Related documents  10
Selected works  91
Related exhibitions  2

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926–1933. 16 October 2008–15 February 2009.

Solo Exhibition

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926–1933. 3 October 2009–10 January 2010. Originated from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Solo Exhibition
Selected publications  4

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926–1933. Exhibition catalogue. 2008.

Solo Exhibition Catalogue

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Alexander Calder: les années parisiennes 1926–1933. Exhibition catalogue. 2009.

Solo Exhibition Catalogue

Calder: Les années parisiennes au Centre Pompidou. Special issue of Beaux Arts (March 2009).

Magazine, Solo Exhibition Catalogue

Calder: les années parisiennes 1926–1933. Special issue of Connaissance des Arts, no. 394 (2009).

Magazine, Solo Exhibition Catalogue
Exhibitions / 2000–2009 5

Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York. Grand Intuitions: Calder’s Monumental Sculpture. 21 May 2001–15 November 2003.

Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. Calder: Gravedad y la Gracia. 18 March–12 October 2003.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Calder Jewelry. 8 December 2008–1 March 2009. Originated from the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Alexander Calder: les années parisiennes 1926–1933. 18 March–20 July 2009. Originated from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.