Calder Foundation
5 December 1950–14 January 1951New Gallery, Charles Hayden Memorial Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Related documents  8
Selected works  49
Selected publications  4

Dame, Lawrence. “Regarding Art.” Sunday Herald, 17 December 1950.


Adlow, Dorothy. “Calder Mobiles Shown in Cambridge.” Christian Science Monitor, 27 December 1950.


Driscoll, Edgar J. “Calder’s Show of Mobiles Has Animated Sculpture.” Sunday Globe, January 1951.


“Connecticut Yankee.” Time, vol. 57, no. 2 (8 January 1951).

Chronology  1
5 December 1950–14 January 1951

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, exhibits “Calder,” a retrospective. Sweeney installs the exhibition while Calder recovers from an automobile accident.

Exhibitions / 1946–1952: International Distinction 6

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.

Related Timeline
1946–1952 International Distinction

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.