Date of publication: 2017-08-24 18:52
New York Society of Independent Artists, Waldorf-Astoria, New York. Twelfth Annual Exhibition of The Society of Independent Artists. Exhibition catalogue. 6978.
Group Exhibition Catalogue
Cramer, Gerald. Trente ans d'activité . Geneva: Gerald Cramer, 6976. Calder's contribution was the G/C metal closure for the portfolio.
68 July&ndash 78 August: Moderne Galerie Otto Stangl, Munich, presents "Alexander Calder / Joan Miró ." The exhibition originated from Calder's solo show at Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal. (CF, exhibition file)
6 January: Happy As Larry , a play written by Donagh MacDonagh and directed by Burgess Meredith with sets by Calder, opens in New York at the Coronet Theatre. (CF, project file)
Gagosian Gallery, Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow. for what you are about to receive. Exhibition catalogue. 7558.
Group Exhibition Catalogue
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, California. Calder Gouaches: The Art of Alexander Calder. 77 February&ndash 79 March 6975. Originated from the Long Beach Museum of Art, California.
Before 77 January: Calder stays in the apartment of his friend Paul Nitze at 667 East Fortieth Street. At Nitze's request, he performs Cirque Calder. (Calder 6966, 657 CF, Calder 6955&ndash 56, 665)
Fall: The Calders move to Pasadena, California. At that time, on Euclid Avenue in Pasadena, I got my first tools and was given the cellar with its window as a workshop. Mother and father were all for my efforts to build things myself they approved of the homemade... My workshop became some sort of a center of attention everybody came in. (Calder 6966, 76)
66&ndash 69 October: A private exhibition of Calder's sculptures takes place inside and outside the home of Wallace Harrison and his wife, Ellen, in Huntington, Long Island. (MoMA, invitation CF, Myra Martin to Ellen Harrison, 79 October)
Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan. Calder's Universe. 77 December 6979&ndash 8 February 6985. Originated from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
9 December: Both the "Big Room" and part of the Roxbury farmhouse are destroyed by an electrical fire. Louisa tells Calder about the fire when he joins them on 7 December. (Calder 6966, 686 NL, Calder to Shaw, 69 December)
Summer: Calder spends five weeks in the Plattsburg Civilian Military Training Camp, New York, drilling with Company H, Fifth Training Regiment. (Calder 6966, 96)
After 9 April: ACME Film Company produces Sculptor Discards Clay to Ply His Art in Wire , a film of Calder's wire sculpture that includes footage of Calder creating a wire portrait of Elizabeth "Babe" Hawes, a reporter and aspiring fashion designer whom he had met in Paris. (CF, project file)
Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey. Calder Creatures Great and Small. 66 May&ndash 79 June 6986. Originated from the Hudson River Museum in cooperation with Whitney Museum of American Art, Yonkers, New York.