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Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor

A retrospective of marvellous invention.

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Whether you call him an inventor, a restless creator, or the sculptor who set art in motion—American artist Alexander Calder (d. 1976) is all of the above. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will present Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor from September 21, 2018 to February 24, 2019, an exhibition gathering over 100 artworks ranging from early sculptures and wire portraits to public art pieces and more. Naturally, a selection of kinetic mobiles will be on show—Calder invented them in the 1930s, after all, and his friend Marcel Duchamp coined the term to describe them. Montreal is a fitting location for the first complete Calder retrospective in Canada—artworks from each phase of his life will be on display—because the city is already home to his Trois disques, a monumental sculpture in Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor runs from September 21, 2018 to February 24, 2019 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  

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September 12, 2018