The Calder Foundation




Become a mobile builder with these websites. Do them in the order they are listed.


Be sure to read the directions under the mobile before you begin to experiment. Use Firefox as your web browser to go to this site
Be sure to read the directions under the mobile before you begin to experiment. Use Firefox as your web browser to go to this site.






To do at home http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Calder-Mobile



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This video shows closeups of how the mobile is put together, where the weights are, and why it balances.



Conversation with the Collector: Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act, Intro


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Seattle based art collector Jon Shirley takes SAM Director Derrick Cartwright through the Jon and Mary Shirley Alexander Calder collection, on view at the Seattle Art Museum October 15, 2009 through April 11, 2010.

Conversation with the Collector: Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act, Part 2


Uploaded by SAMartmuseum on Mar 25, 2010
Seattle based art collector Jon Shirley talks about two Calder works of art, Untitled (prop for the ballet 'Metaboles') and Red Curly Tail. Jon Shirley takes SAM Director Derrick Cartwright through the Jon and Mary Shirley Alexander Calder collection, on view at the Seattle Art Museum October 15, 2009 through April 11, 2010.

Conversation with the Collector: Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act, Part 3



Uploaded by SAMartmuseum on Mar 25, 2010
Seattle based art collector Jon Shirley explains how World War II impacted Alexander Calder's art work and shows examples from the exhibition "Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act" on view at the Seattle Art Museum October 15, 2009 through April 11, 2010.

Conversation with the Collector: Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act, Part 4


Uploaded by SAMartmuseum on Mar 25, 2010
Seattle based art collector Jon Shirley talks about how each Alexander Calder mobile is unique, and what it is like to live with them. Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act is on view at the Seattle Art Museum October 15, 2009 through April 11, 2010.

Conversation with the Collector: Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act, Part 5


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Seattle based art collector Jon Shirley talks about Alexander Calders smaller works, which the artist often gave as gifts. Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act is on view at the Seattle Art Museum October 15, 2009 through April 11, 2010. Seattle Art Museum gallery