It was in the early 1930s that Alexander Calder invented ‘mobiles’, a term coined by Marcel Duchamp for Calder’s kinetic sculptures. At the same time, he created immobile abstract works, which Jean Arp described as ‘stabiles’. The chronological layout of this exhibition follows the development of Calder’s vast oeuvre through four main themes: the studio and the circus; the start of abstraction; mobiles and stabiles; and public art.
Among the 100 works exhibited, visitors will be able to see for the first time in Montreal a number of Calder’s most renowned sculptures, loaned by international museums and private collections, as well as the Calder Foundation. Find out more about the Alexander Calder exhibition from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ website.