Tate Modern- Alexander Calder Private Lecture -SOLD OUT

Tate Modern- Alexander Calder Private Lecture

The Harvard Club of the UK is pleased to invite you to the Tate Modern for a private lecture on the Alexander Calder exhibition, Performing Sculpture, followed by a viewing of the exhibition.

American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects.


Friday, February 26th, 2016

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Private Lecture
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Exhibition Viewing

Dinner can be booked at the Tate Modern Cafe following the exhibition.
Reservations can be made via the link below:

Tickets: £30 (includes exhibition entry fee)*

* If you are a Tate member, the exhibition entrance is free and you only need to pay for the cost of the lecture- please contact Caroline Costin for more details

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

Alexander Calder, known to many as ‘Sandy’, was an American sculptor from Pennsylvania. He was the son of well-known sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder, and his grandfather and mother were also successful artists. Alexander Calder is known for inventing wire sculptures and the mobile, a type of kinetic art which relied on careful weighting to achieve balance and suspension in the air. Initially Calder used motors to make his works move, but soon abandoned this method and began using air currents alone.

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture will reveal how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned Calder's practice. It will bring together major works from museums around the world, as well as showcasing his collaborative projects in the fields of film, theatre, music and dance.