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[Traveling exposition] Alexander Calder's Jewelry


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While he is famous for his larger sculpture and his mobiles he also
made jewelry using his wire forming techniques. I heard a tale that -
When giving a one man show he would show up with only a coil of wire
and a pair of pliers – he would sell everything an always go home
with just the pliers.

There is a current traveling exposition of his jewelry :

23 February15 June 2008
Norton Museum of Art
1451 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida
(561) 832-5196

12 July19 October 2008
Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
(215) 763-8100

8 December 20081 March 2009
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York
(212) 879-5500

31 March22 June 2009
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Dublin
(011 353) 1 612 9900

WinterSpring 2010
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
(616) 831-1000

Alexander Calder 1926-1933: The Paris Years

16 October 2008-15 February 2009
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York
(212) 570-3676

18 March 2009-20 July 2009
Centre Georges Pompidou, 19, rue Beaubourg, Paris
(011 33) 1 44 78 12 33

The Book "Calder Jewelry " Is serving as a catalog for the
exposition- Amazon did list it for $40.95 but it is out of stock
today. It is well worth buying - It will be available again since the
current show is still in th e early stages.

jesse