Calder - Capturing Movement - 8 & 9 April 2010
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Tripes by Alexander Calder - On Grounds at U.Va.   Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976
Tripes, 1974
Sheet metal, bolts and paint
144 x 132 x 118 inches
Calder Foundation, New York
© 2010 Calder Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo: Dan Addison

Installation of Alexander Calder's Tripes

Installation of Alexander Calder's Tripes

Installation of Alexander Calder's Tripes

Installation of Alexander Calder's Tripes
Photos: Ashley Twiggs & AnaMarie Liddell
  Alexander Calder's Tripes
Peabody Hall

A monumental sculpture by Alexander Calder, considered one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century, has been installed in front of Peabody Hall. Calder created the sculpture, Tripes, in 1974 near the end of his life. The sculpture is on long-term loan from the Calder Foundation in New York, the result of a collaboration between the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Committee on Public Art and others at the University. Calder's stabile is the first piece of public art the committee has proactively promoted. "This is a significant work by a world-renowned modern artist and the hope is that it is only the beginning of an effort to bring works like this that will broaden the representation of public art on Grounds," said architectural history professor Richard Guy Wilson, chairman of the committee. "The project inaugurates a new public sculpture program at the University," said Elizabeth Turner, U.Va.'s vice provost for the arts.

  Loan to the U.Va. Art Museum
U.Va. Art Museum, Thomas Bayly Building

Together, the loan of the Calder stabile Tripes and this mobile cement the Museum’s relationship with the Calder Foundation, a significant partnership that UVaM hopes to cultivate in the future.

  Alexander Calder, American, 1898–1976
Untitled, 1976
Sheet metal, rod, wire, and paint,
13 x 132 x 42 inches
© 2010 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Also pictured, left to right

Mowarra Ganambarr, c. 1917–2005. Dätiwuy clan. Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Australia
Dätiwuy Kinship Ties, 1996.
Natural pigments on eucalyptus bark,
113 3⁄4 x 34 1⁄4 inches.
Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, 1996.0035.024.
Courtesy of Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Frank Stella. American, b. 1936
Jerdon’s Courser, 1976.
Lacquer, inks, oil stick, ground glass on corrugated cardboard and aluminum,
99 1⁄4 x 126 1⁄2 x 27 inches
Museum Purchase with funds from an Anonymous Donor, 1976.20.
© 2010 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

U.Va. Art Museum entrance gallery with Alexander Calder mobile

U.Va. Art Museum entrance gallery with Alexander Calder mobile.