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.