Calder Foundation

Water Ballet

Date 1956
Programmed fountain
General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Michigan
Historical Photos  1
Related works  1
Chronology  1
May 1956

Calder completes his fountain commission Water Ballet for the General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Michigan. There is a dedication on 15 May.

Works / Sound-making Work 38
Works / Unusual Project 25
Related Timeline
1953–1962 Large-scale Developments and Intercontinental Projects

During a yearlong stay in Aix-en-Provence, Calder executed the first group of large-scale outdoor works and concurrently concentrated on painting gouaches. In 1954–55, he visited the Middle East, India, and South America, with trips to Paris in between, resulting in an astonishing output and range of work. Toward the late 1950s, Calder turned his attention to commissions both at home and abroad.