Calder: Monumental

Alexander Calder Untitled, 1976


Past Event

Location Info:

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO  80206
Known for his playful imagination and backed by an engineer’s technical know-how, the iconic American sculptor Alexander Calder is credited with popularizing, if not wholly inventing, the mobile, a moving sculpture with balanced hanging pieces. The versatile artist also created static, large-scale metal sculptures he called “stabiles.” These, including some that still come with trademark moving parts, are the basis of Calder: Monumental, a site-specific outdoor survey that opens Friday, April 28, and runs through September 24 at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street. Related activities, beginning with an opening-night lecture on Calder’s life and career by curator Alfred Pacquement (tickets are $20 to $25), will be scheduled throughout the exhibit’s stay at the gardens, and one-hour guided docent tours will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (admission is $10 to $14 and includes gate entry). Regular DBG admission is $9 to $12.50; learn more at
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