Huntington Museum of Art (HMA) Presents CALDER Exhibition

The Huntington Museum of Art presents the exhibit titled CALDER from June 4 through Aug. 7, 2011.

The exhibit features works by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) from the University of Kentucky Art Museum; Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College, Berea, Ky.; and the Huntington Museum of Art.

Featuring more than a dozen works, CALDER will explore the work of the artist through his mobiles, lithographs and large-scale “tapestries.”

Works include 12 lithographs on loan from the University of Kentucky Art Museum from the Our Unfinished Revolution portfolio, 1975, and a mobile titled The Star, executed in 1960. Also on view in the exhibit are two large-scale “tapestries” on loan from Doris Ulmann Galleries at Berea College in Berea, Ky. HMA will add the mobile from its collection titled Red G from 1963, a lithograph titled Pyramids, 1971, and a large-scale fiber wall hanging from 1975.

Alexander Calder is one of the most beloved American artists of the 20th century. His small and large-scale works are instantly recognizable, accessible to multiple generations, and full of bright color and lyrical shapes. He was a master artist in both two and three dimensions, known for his prints, wire work and jewelry as well as his “mobiles” and “stabiles.”

This exhibit is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment.

For more information on events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701.

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