Calder Foundation

White Cascade

Date 1975
Sheet metal, rod, and paint
110' high
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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1–10 October 1976

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance organizes the “Alexander Calder Festival.” The event includes the dedication of White Cascade on 7 October at the Federal Reserve Bank, and the premiere of Under the Sun, a dance tribute to Calder performed by the Pennsylvania

Ballet. During the weeklong celebration, Calder receives an honorary degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Works / Hanging Mobile 167
Works / Monumental Sculpture 217
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1963–1976 Monumental Works

In 1963, Calder completed construction of a large studio overlooking the Indre Valley. With the assistance of a full-scale, industrial ironworks, he began to fabricate his monumental works in France and devoted much of his later working years to public commissions. Calder died in New York in 1976 at the age of seventy-eight.