Alexander Calder, Gamma, 1947. Sheet metal, wire, and paint, 58 x 84 x 36 in. Promised gift of Jon and Mary Shirley. Photo: Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, New York, © 2023 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection


Seattle Art Museum

Through August 4, 2024

“In Motion” presents a selection from Seattle Art Museum’s significant collection of Alexander Calder’s works, recently donated by Jon and Kim Shirley. The exhibition traces Calder’s career non-chronologically, covering the 1920s through the 1970s, and features the artist’s iconic mobiles and stabiles, along with paintings, illustrations, and prints.