Join art critic and writer Jed Perl as he talks about his most recent book on the artist, Calder: The Conquest of Space, The Later Years: 1940-1976, and takes questions from Members and NMOA Curator of American Art Tricia Laughlin Bloom.
About the Author:
Jed Perl was the art critic for The New Republic for twenty years and a contributing editor to Vogue for a decade, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. His previous books include Magicians and Charlatans, Antoine's Alphabet, and New Art City, which was a New York Times Notable Book and an Atlantic Book of the Year. He lives in New York City, and is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. To purchase Calder: The Conquest of Space click here.
About Alexander Calder (1898, Lawnton, PA – 1976, New York, NY):
Alexander Calder’s bold and playful exploration of shape, color, sound and movement are apparent in his extensive body of work, including everything from wire sculpture, jewelry and mobiles to paintings, stage sets and monumental sculpture. Several works by Calder from the Museum’s permanent collection are on view in Seeing America, on the Second Floor. Special thanks to The Calder Foundation, dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving, and interpreting Calder’s art and archives, for their help organizing this NMOA Members event.
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