Exhibition Details


Location: Orientation Gallery
Dates: September 9, 2017
to April 1, 2018

Beginning on September 9, Phoenix Art Museum will present a selection of rare prints by celebrated American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color will feature approximately 20 lithographs from the Museum’s collection, many of which have never been exhibited to the general public. Although the artist is widely recognized for his mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp), An Outburst of Color is the second exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum dedicated exclusively to the artist’s prints.

Largely produced during the 1960s and 1970s, the featured lithographs examine the ways in which Calder adapted his lifelong exploration of movement, space, and color to a two-dimensional medium in the later years of his career. An Outburst of Color includes images from two portfolios, one of which was commissioned by the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee and created by Calder in 1973. The Museum also counts several of Calder’s stabiles in its collection, including Constellation with Orange Anvil (1960) and Moon and the Oar (1974), both of which are currently on view in Rineberg Gallery. 

Exhibition Sponsors

Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum's annual fund.

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Admission

 
Admission is free for Phoenix Art Museum Members, Military Members and youth aged 5 and under.
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This exhibition is offered to the general public for free during voluntary donation, free-access hours from 3 - 9 p.m. each Wednesday, from 6 - 10 p.m. every First Friday of the month and every second Saturday and Sunday of the month. 

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Images

Exhibition Page: Alexander Calder, Nids d’araignées, c. 1975, lithograph. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Orme Lewis. © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Left: Alexander Calder, Circus, 1975, lithograph. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Orme Lewis. © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Right: Alexander Calder, Spirale en trois couleurs, 1969, lithograph. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Orme Lewis. © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.