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Alexander Calder at Evergreen

Calder Mobile

Our Own Calderesque Landmark!

One of my favorite spots in Washington, DC is the Alexander Calder Room at the National Gallery of Art.  And to me,  his mobile in the East Wing Atrium is a DC landmark on par with any of the memorials on the Mall.   You can visit the room now using the NGA’s virtual interactive gallery here.

So I was thrilled when one of our teachers, Ms. Tobin, told me that her class was going to study Calder’s work and create their own kinetic sculptures.  With Ms. Michael’s help, the class created a collaborative mobile after seeing Calder’s wire circus sculptures.  Ms. Tobin even showed the video clip of Calder performing his own wire-sculpture circus.  How fun is it to see a grown artist making his own toys out of wire!

Now Evergreen School has our own artistic landmark, too!  Now if we could only create the virtual gallery…

Ms. Tobin also showed the video clip of Calder performing his own wire-sculpture circus at The Whitney.

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