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.
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.