Grand Intuitions: Calder's Monumental Sculpture

May 22 – November 15, 2002
May 21 – November 15, 2001
April 1 – November 15, 2003


Grand Intuitions opened in May 2001 as a three-year exhibition. Within the museum galleries visitors were given the rare opportunity of seeing Calder's earliest outdoor sculptures. The scale of these older works from the 1930s may seem smaller to visitors today, but they were very grand in their time. Also in the galleries, models or maquettes, demonstrated Calder's developmental process. Looking out of the windows, visitors could easily see the large-scale sculptures in juxtaposition to their maquettes. A selection of historical photographs complemented the exhibition and provided essential insights into Calder's working method.

Grand Intuitions, comprising nineteen outdoor works, was the largest assemblage of Calder's monumental sculptures ever exhibited together. Many had not been seen for years or had never been publicly displayed at all. 

Artworks

Alexander Calder

Black Flag, 1974

Alexander Calder

Five Swords, 1976

Alexander Calder

The Arch, 1975