Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Calder’s Universe. 14 October 1976–6 February 1977.Solo Exhibition
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Alexander Calder: 1898–1976. 29 March–12 July 1998.Solo Exhibition
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel. Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss. 29 May–4 September 2016.Group Exhibition
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor. 5 April–4 August 2019. Originated from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.Solo Exhibition
Alexander Calder created works of art throughout his childhood. In his twenties, he moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League. He worked concurrently at the National Police Gazette, illustrating sporting events and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and he made hundreds of brush drawings of animals at the Bronx and Central Park zoos. During this period, he commonly used sheet metal and wire for other projects.