Saturday, August 30, 2014

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

If you are a visitor who likes to make PLANS, be sure to read this article and put this on your "must-see" list for your upcoming visit to #SalemMA.  This exhibit will be here from September 6 through January 4, 2015.

The Hawthorne Hotel has a great PEM package which includes admittance to the Museum as well as a nice gift shop credit for your shopping pleasure at this great museum's awesome gift shop.

I hope to see you here.

Juli

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PEM EXCLUSIVE EAST COAST VENUE FOR
Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic



MAJOR CALDER EXHIBITION OPENS WITH TALKS, FILMS, ART MAKING AND TOURS ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

 SALEM, MA -- The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is pleased to be the exclusive East Coast venue for Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together 40 sculptures by one of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th century. Featuring mobiles, stabiles and maquettes made between the 1930s and the late 1960s, this exhibition celebrates Alexander Calder’s pivotal contributions to modern art and his revolutionary approach to sculpture. Calder and Abstraction is on view at PEM September 6, 2014, through January 4, 2015.

OPENING DAY CELEBRATION | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 | 11 am - 4 pm | FREE with Admission

Come celebrate the artist whose revolutionary approach to sculpture influenced the course of modern art and continues to inspire viewers today.

11 am - noon | PANEL DISCUSSION: Redefining Sculpture | Morse Auditorium
Join Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, PEM’s James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator, as she hosts a panel discussion with Stephanie Barron, chief curator of modern and contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curator of the exhibition, and Jed Perl, art critic for The New Republic and author of a forthcoming Calder biography. Reservations by September 5.

Noon - 4 | ART MAKING: The Simple, Expressive Line | Atrium
A master of the simple, expressive line, Calder’s gift is clear in his first book Animal Sketching. Try your hand at creating a character inspired by Aesop’s fables.

12:30 and 3 pm | GALLERY TOURS: Calder and Abstraction | Meet at information desk
Join our docent guides for an in-depth tour of Calder’s mobiles and stabiles. Tickets available day of program.


1 pm | FILM: Works of Calder| Morse Auditorium
This short film, with music by John Cage, illustrates how the artist drew on nature as a source of inspiration. Tickets available day of program. A Q and A with author Jed Perl follows the film.

2 pm | FILM: Calder: Sculptor of Air | Morse Auditorium
This film, directed by François Lévy-Kuentz, retraces Calder’s unique artistic quest and explores his masterpieces. For older teens and adults. Tickets available day or program.

EXHIBITION CREDIT
Calder and Abstraction was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Calder Foundation, New York. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The AMG Foundation and Eaton Vance Investment Counsel sponsored the exhibition. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.


IMAGE CREDITS
Images from the LACMA installation of Calder & Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, November 24, 2013–July 27, 2014.

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