Alexander Calder: Retrospective

From 9 June–30 August 2015, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is presenting a retrospective of Alexander Calder in an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to the acclaimed and influential American artist whose illustrious career spanned much of the twentieth century.

The exhibition is Calder’s first retrospective in Russia, featuring over fifty works from the 1920s through the 1970s, giving an insight into Calder’s unique genius that completely transformed the history of art. 

The exposition begins with the artist’s wire sculptures, his first invention, which he worked on after moving to Paris from New York in the summer of 1926 and which led to him quickly gaining recognition as a forerunner of the international avant-garde. Also featured is Calder’s work from the years following World War II, when the ideological and geographical centre of the art world shifted from Paris to New York. 

Alexander Calder: Retrospective is organized by the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in close collaboration with the Calder Foundation, New York. This exhibition presents 52 works from the Calder Foundation’s collection, in addition to sculptures from private collections and a gouache from the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, which was given by the artist to legendary Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter in 1970. 

Open until August 30.

Ticket price: 300 roubles.

For more information, see the museum’s website.