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Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection

Bougainvillier, 1947, Alexander Calder, 1898-1976, sheet metal, wire, rod, lead, and paint, 78 x 82 x 54 in., Promised gift of Jon and Mary Shirley, New York, photo: Nicholas Shirley, Brightwood Photos.

Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum—Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection⁠

On view through August 4, this exhibition traces Alexander Calder's career, highlighting his most important themes, styles, and materials from the 1920s through the 1970s. Calder’s dynamic abstract mobiles mingle with an array of his stationary stabiles of various scales, including notable works such as "Gamma" (1947), "Bougainvillier" (1947), and "Toile d’araignée" (1965).⁠