Calder's Studio

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Friday, February 24, 2012
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 12

Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976) was an engineer and an artist. But watch films of him working in his Roxbury, CT studio. Calder brings to life everything he touches with play. Construct a Studio Box to collect wires, bottlecaps, corks...the stuff that inspired Calder. Construct toys, jewelry, and art with wire, aluminum, wood, bright colors and play. Experiment with the tricks of balance that make us marvel at his and our own invention. Visit (a short walk) the Studio of our Artist-in-Residence, Susan Clinard, whose work Calder influenced.

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