Alexander-Calder

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe opens today. Each gallery on the Museum’s fifth-floor will be devoted to presentations of the leading artists of the first half of the twentieth century, providing an in-depth look at the beloved work of Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and other icons of the Whitney’s collection.

Charles Demuth (1883–1935), My Egypt, 1927. Oil on fiberboard, 35 ¾ × 30 in. (90.8 × 76.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney   31.172

Sandra Gramm, Optische Konstruktion II, Berlin 2015

“Mobile doesn’t always refer to a cellular device. Mobiles also refer to a type of kinetic sculpture, popularized by the late Alexander Calder. For Optische Konstruktion I/II (optical construct I/II), Sandra constructed her own mobiles and captured stop motion animations. The videos retain the handmade feeling of the sets, creating a colorful and magical scene with objects dancing and twirling in space.” Electric Art Objects