Alexander S. C. Rower Oral History

Video directed by Graham Mason © Storm King Art Center, 2018

Alexander S. C. Rower, the grandson of Alexander Calder and the founder of the Calder Foundation, began organizing his grandfather’s papers into an archive in 1987. At Storm King, Rower was a guest curator of Grand Intuitions: Calder’s Monumental Sculpture, 2001–03, a three-year exhibition that included Calder’s earliest outdoor works and was the largest assemblage of Calder's monumental sculptures ever exhibited together. In this interview, Rower describes the exhibition’s historic significance and its strategic use of the indoor galleries at Storm King to demonstrate Calder’s developmental process.
Interview Transcript
Conducted by
Sarah Dziedzic
Interview Date
April 19, 2018
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Artworks Discussed
Black Flag

Alexander Calder

Black Flag, 1974

Alexander Calder

Five Swords, 1976

The Arch

Alexander Calder

The Arch, 1975

Exhibitions and programs discussed

Grand Intuitions: Calder's Monumental Sculpture

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