UVA hosts two-day seminar, "Alexander Calder: Capturing Movement"


Alexander Calder with mobile, 1948. Photo by Gordon Parks. Photo credit: Calder Foundation, NY / Art Resource, NY.

The University of Virginia, which has unveiled several Alexander Calder sculptures and mobiles on loan over the past few years, hosts a two-day conference, "Alexander Calder: Capturing Movement." Described as "transdisciplinary" (don't ask what happened  "interdisciplinary"), the conference brings together specialists, ranging from experts in aeronautics to engineers to art historians, to examine Calder's innovative approach to creating movement in his art. The conference is free and open to the public, but space is limited so advance registration is required by calling 924-6321. For more information, a  schedule of events, and registration, visit www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/capturingmovement/.

Most events occur in Campbell Hall 153.