Calder Foundation

La Grande voile

Date 1965
Media
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint
Dimensions
480" high
Collection
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
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Chronology  2
January 1965

Before leaving for France, Calder meets with I. M. Pei to discuss a large stabile for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

7 May 1966

Calder attends the dedication of the monumental stabile La Grande voile in McDermott Court at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Works / Monumental Sculpture 211
Works / Stabile 245
Related Timeline
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.